WISH GM Jeff White: Brad Edwards Was Not Fired For Financial Reasons

By Merrill Knox 

Jeff White, the general manager at WISH in Indianapolis, says reporter Brad Edwards was not fired because his salary was too high.

“I can confirm that Brad was let go, but it wasn’t done for financial reasons,” White told the Indianapolis Business Journal. “We are actively looking to replace Brad and are looking forward to adding to our staff.”

Edwards was dismissed from the Indianapolis CBS-affiliate last week with more than a year left on his contract. He told TVSpy that his dismissal was “as mundane as money.”

White, who would not elaborate on the conditions behind Edwards’ departure, said the station has already begun a search for two reporters who will replace Edwards. He also said Joy Dumandan, another WISH anchor who was rumored to have been fired, is still with the station. She was on vacation last week.

“We feel the move we’ve made will be best for our station and our viewers,” White said.

Edwards declined to address White’s comments, telling TVSpy via email “sometimes it’s best to say nothing at all.”

“I wish my WISHers the best, I’m humbled by the outpouring and now I’m eager to serve elsewhere,” Edwards wrote.