KTVU‘s source of the fake names for the pilots of Asiana Airlines flight 214 was an ex-pilot familiar to the San Francisco Fox affiliate, Bay Area media blogger Rich Lieberman reports.
The source of the names, which were read by anchor Tori Campbell on a newscast last month, has been the cause of much speculation. The source, who had reportedly “worked with KTVU in the past and was considered to be trustworthy,” sent the names to the station electronically, via email or text, according to Lieberman.
Three producers were fired in the aftermath of the incident. Lieberman also reports that one other person who approved the names, the station’s managing editor, remains at KTVU.
TVSpy’s requests for comment to KTVU and to Roland DeWolk, one of the producers fired over the incident, were not returned.