But, he's not the only longtime employee to get his pink slip.
Steve Wolfe (pictured) has been a Photographer at the station for almost 20 years. As many know, the job of Photog in this industry is on the endangered list and Wolfe is the latest victim.
Wolfe, the last of Tulsa’s sports-only camera people was was informed recently that his job had been eliminated.
A single father of two young sons, Wolfe was a few days shy of what would have been his 20th anniversary at KOTV. At 45, he is unemployed for the first time since his graduation from the University of North Texas.
“It’s pretty jarring,” Wolfe said. “I have to figure out what I want to do and what I’m qualified to do. I don’t think I’ll get back into TV. The only other option would be to shoot news, and I don’t want to do that.
“I’d like to have an 8-to-5 schedule because of my kids. I’ve had to miss my son’s baseball and soccer games because of college football on Saturdays. That won’t be a problem now.”
Insiders tell FTVLive that for those still employed at KOTV....they have been sent e-mails and even a video was passed around to remind employees how awesome it is to be working at a family owned station.
"Clearly, however, those who work for the family owned station don't feel like family," says one insider to FTVLive.
Word is the station maybe looking to make more cuts and some wonder how long before they ground Tulsa's only news chopper.
H/T Tulsa World