It’s been eight months since Craig Wolf was abruptly fired from WBBH and the veteran anchor says that rumors about what led to his dismissal have hurt his reputation and his family.
In order to refute the rumors–which have included the assertion that he had an affair with a co-worker–Wolf told the Fort Myers News-Press recently he would go so far as to take a public polygraph test.
Wolf contends that he still doesn’t understand why he was fired and, since WBBH has declined to comment publicly about his dismissal, industry insiders and viewers in southwest Florida have been floating potential reasons for Wolf’s abrupt exit after seventeen years with the NBC-affiliate.
In a recent interview with the News-Press, Wolf defends his reputation saying that he believes there has never been “a cleaner personnel record in the history of that company.”
“When you have a job and you work in the public eye and you are fired on the spot and you aren’t given a reason and it ends up in the newspaper, it creates a tremendous amount of uncertainty,” Wolf said. “That leads to a lot of preposterous speculation.”