Former KSAT meteorologist Steve Browne is defending former sports anchor Greg Simmons after he resigned from the San Antonio ABC affiliate following his DWI arrest by saying Simmons’ decision was because of women in positions of power.
“Its different now,” Browne wrote on his Facebook page. “Management then was all male and humanitarian principles ruled. Now that authority is dominated by women. Dan Cook coined the phrase, ‘Its not over until the fat lady sings’. Would that lady take him off the air if Dan said same today? I’m not sure.”
Browne retired from KSAT in 2018 after working there for more than 25 years.
“Oh my, the ‘good ole boy’ mentality at its absolute worse,” one viewer commented on Browne’s post. “Women should not be offended, as you just payed female leadership a huge compliment. He should be held accountable as his choices were poor. He suffered the consequence of his actions. Fortunately, we have evolved from the ‘male and humanitarian principles’ era you came from. If he is wise he will get the help he needs for his alcoholism before he is responsible for something far worse than a DUI and losing his job.”
Women make up 58% of the workforce in the U.S. but only 35% are in senior leadership positions, according to a November 2022 report from Zippia.
“You were someone I admired for most of my life,” said Amber Nicole in the comments. “I don’t know about that so much anymore.”