WTAE News Director Bongiorno Says Goodbye


By Kevin Eck Comment

Alex Bongiorno, news director for Pittsburgh’s WTAE since 2009 is leaving the station according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette.

“Alex has decided to leave. I’m not sure if she is going to another job,” the ABC affiliate’s general manager Michael Hayes told the Post-Gazette. “She decided to leave the market for personal and family reasons.”

The Post-Gazette hinted at a possible reason for Bongiorno’s departure,

Channel 4’s May sweeps ratings were down year-to-year (2012 vs. 2011) in many weekday news time slots in household and key demographic ratings.