News Director Leaves Station, Gets Mets Tickets

By Kevin Eck 

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WXII said goodbye to news director Barry Klaus by giving him tickets to watch some New York Mets games.

“He just happens to be a major, major Mets fan,” said Wanda Starke. Click here to view the video. WXII’s site doesn’t support embedding.

The Hearst-owned Winston-Salem NBC affiliate said Klaus is heading to New York to begin a “new enterprise.”

In January, Hearst hired Michelle Butt from Baltimore’s WBAL to replace former GM Hank Price. 12 of Klaus’ 14 years at WXII were spent as news director.