For the second time in three years, WBRE-TV Channel 28 is without a news director.
Ron Krisulevicz, who held the position since June 2006, was let go Wednesday evening, just hours after serving burgers at the companys barbecue, station employees said. Krisulevicz, of Forty Fort, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Krisulevicz came to WBRE, a Nexstar Broadcasting-owned NBC affiliate, in 2006 from another Nexstar NBC station in Hagerstown, Md. Shortly after arriving he replaced news directors Paul Steuber at WBRE and Frank Andrews at WYOU-TV, which Nexstar manages. At the time, both stations had news operations, but WYOU ceased local news broadcasts April 3.
According to some station employees, Krisulevicz was at the station Wednesday but by the 6 p.m. newscast he was gone, and shortly after, General Manager Lou Abitabilo sent out a one-sentence e-mail saying that Krisulevicz was no longer with the company and wishing him good luck. More…