Originally Posted by ktguen
WIS has had a revolving door for a while because it's a great stepping stone to bigger markets. I'm pretty sure most of them have just moved on to bigger opportunities. Craig Melvin left for an NBC affiliate in DC, Jody Barr just left for a position in Cincinnati. I don't really see a problem with those, as they voluntary moves by the reporter.
The Ben Hoover situation has left a bad taste in people's mouths as (supposedly) his contract was not renewed. He wasn't even given a final broadcast or any kind of notice. Seems odd after all they did during the snow days was pimp him out, showing his dedication when he walked to work.
But, as always, there are two sides to every story. He may have wanted more money than they were willing to pay. WIS has refused to comment, so I'm guessing we'll never know.
I actually saw Craig Melvin reporting for MSNBC the other day so he has moved up to the big time. He is married to one of ESPN's sports center anchors Lindsay Czarniak.