Traffic reporter Denise Johnson has been let go at Cincinnati ABC-affiliate WCPO, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Johnson is technically employed by a company called Metro Traffic Networks, but has been reporting exclusively for WCPO for six years. She told the Enquirer she was informed after this morning’s newscast it would be her last.
“They didn’t want to be say goodbye to viewers, because it would make people mad,” she said.
Johnson’s job has been posted internally for six months. WCPO reporter Adam Marshall will assume the traffic and transportation beat immediately, general manager Steve Thaxton told the Enquirer. He noted Johnson was technically part-time due to her employment at Metro Traffic Networks.
“We’re excited to have someone with Adam’s multi-media skills on this job full-time,” he said.