Oh Sh*T. KTVU Fires 3 Over Asiana Airlines Gaffe


When KTVU Anchor Tori Campbell read the fake names on air of the flight crew involved in the Asiana Airlines crash, it didn't take news producer Brad Belstock (pictured) long to figure out that they had been pranked.

Shortly after the story hit the air, Belstock sent out this tweet:

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Now word is that Belstock was one of three people fired over the incident. 

Two other Producers caught the bullet for their involvement in the embarrassing mistake as well.

Also, gone are Investigate Producer Roland DeWolk and Special Projects Producer Christina Gastelu.

Rich Lieberman says that  Producer Elvin Sledge who works the Noon Show (and was on duty the day of the gaffe),  told management that he's retiring. According to a source, Sledge weeks ago informed his bosses he was going to retire, well before the Asiana Airline name snafu.

FTVLive hears that KTVU News Director Lee Rosenthal held a staff meeting yesterday telling them of the firings. 

Station sources say that morale is very low right now and as one source said "walking into work is like walking into a funeral." 

The station has tried to cover their mistake by getting the video pulled from sites like YouTube. As FTVLive reported, yesterday YouTube restored the video of the "fair use" guidelines.