WBRE Issues Dress Code Memo to Staff

By Aneya Fernando 

WBREWBRE, the NBC affiliate in Scranton- Wilkes Barre, Pa, recently sent out an internal memo to let staffers know they need to dress better.

FTV Live reports that anchors, reporters and department heads must now wear suits and ties to the office, while photogs can still get away with jeans (but no more T-shirts).

You can read the full internal memo below, where WBRE news director Jim DePury goes into everything from what exactly constitutes ‘Business Casual’ attire to what to wear when it’s 100+ degrees out. TVSpy has reached out to DePury about the dress code, we’ll update you when we hear back.

From: Jim DePury
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:46 PM
To: News – WBRE; Production – WBRE >
Subject: Station Dress Code

We work in a professional environment. We have a lot of people coming through the station. Our dress at work must reflect our professional nature. The following guidelines should be followed:

Business Attire – (Coats/Suits/Ties for men. Comparable apparel for women)- Department Heads, Sales Managers, AE’s, News Anchors/Reporters.

Business Casual – (Slacks/Collared Shirts for men. Comparable apparel for women)- Newsroom personnel, Sales Assistants, Assistants, Promotion, Creative Services.

Work Attire – (Jeans/Collared Shirts/No T-Shirts)- News Photogs, Production Floor Crew, Field Production Crew, Engineers.

Exceptions are:
Casual Fridays – Business Attire can dress Business Casual
Extreme Weather – 100+ degree or Snow/Ice exceptions can be made.

How we look is important to our viewers, clients and community members. We want to dress for success and portray a best in class, professional look.

Jim DePury
News Director