During broadcasts on Thursday and again Friday night, Swift took a minute or so on the air to thank two departing co-workers, expressing his respect and good wishes.
A few days later, Swift was fired. He said management called him in Wednesday and said they didn’t want the viewing audience to get the impression that the two employees were forced out, and Swift might have left that impression.
Swift did not mention any circumstances of the departure of the two workers.
Morning newscaster Tara Moore and production manager Dennis McConnell recently resigned.