Bailey, who’s been with the station for the past eight years, told the site that it all came down to a contract dispute:
“It’s just a contract situation. It just didn’t work out,” he told MLive reporter. “For me it was my best journalistic year last year. I had a really, really good year. For this to happen, it’s really disappointing. I wish it had gone in a different direction.”
Although the timing of his departure wasn’t ideal, Bailey only had positive things to say about his time there.
“It was a good run,” he told Kaczmarczyk. “Channel 3 was great to me overall. They were great to me, and I was great to them.”
Bailey’s final day at WWMT was last Friday.