Since Buy-Out, Veteran Sportcaster Refuses to Watch His Old Station

By Andrew Gauthier 

Neil Best, Newsday

Len Berman was a guest speaker Tuesday at Hofstra’s annual sports broadcasting institute, where in addition to offering career advice to aspiring journalists he shared some thoughts on WNBC, the station he left in April after a long run as its lead sports anchor.

Among other things he revealed he has not watched the Ch. 4 news since he left upon being bought out of his contract.


“I knew it was coming,” he said of his departure. “We all joked, ‘Does your ID still work today?'”

Berman lamented the severe cutbacks at the station, and added, “The last six months were not fun.” Among other things, he said, “They got rid of the studio and started doing the news in a closet.” More…