FIRST on FTV: Harrisburg ND Busted in Prostitution Sting (Updated)


WHP (Harrisburg) News Director Dave Baer was arrested by police Thursday night after they set up  an undercover prostitution sting in Dauphin County.

Baer was arrested was after law enforcement conducted an enforcement detail at hotels throughout Swatara Township area.

Baer was arrested along with two women that police have charged with prostitution. Baer was charged with with soliciting prostitution.

Baer joined WHP in late April. At the time of his hiring WHP GM Arthur Hasson said “We are very excited about the arrival of our new news director David Baer. He has an amazing background with extensive news room experience highlighted by excellence at every step."

Not sure how the GM feels now, but we're guessing he may not be as excited as he was a couple of months ago.  

Update: WHP GM Arthur Hasson will not even confirm that his News Director was arrested. “We do not comment on personnel issues,” Hasson said. “I am not going to confirm anything to the press. It is an internal matter.”

Does anyone else this the hypocrisy bullshit in that statement? We have news for Mr. Hasson, he is the press...duh! 

While other stations in town have now reported on Baer's arrest, no one has made mention to the fact that he is WHP's News Director. WHP has ignored the story.