KOLD Newscast Director Mark Herman Resigns via Cake

By Aneya Fernando 

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EwRa6O9Mark Herman, the newscast/technical director at Tucson CBS affiliate KOLD, decided to announce his resignation in a unique way.

Herman, who’s leaving the station for a new gig at WKRN, the ABC affiliate in Nashville, told media blogger Jim Romenesko about his plan:

I knew they’d be disappointed in my departure. So I decided that I should resign via cake – not only because nobody can be mad or sad at a cake, but also because I’m a bit of a joker and a cake of resignation is pretty damn hilarious.

Herman, who’s been with the station since January 2011, emailed his boss, news director Michelle Germano with his resignation, and said he’d hand-deliver a physical copy of it, too.

It all came together at the 2 p.m. meeting:

She took it over to the 2 o’clock news meeting and made the announcement to everyone. We all had a good laugh, and it was a great way to start a Friday. The cake definitely made the bad news a little bit more palatable.

Also, for those interested: it was a white cake with strawberry filling and whipped cream frosting.