That Didn't Last Long


3 weeks ago, FTVLive told you that WDBJ News Director Dan Dennison was being replaced, but was staying on at the station as a feature reporter.

At the time WDBJ GM Jeff Marks said that Dennison's new gig was making him the "reporter of the future." 

Well if he's the reporter of the future, Today's reporters might want to live in the past. Dennison has left the station after just a few weeks into his new reporting gig.  

“Dan changed his mind about the reporting role and has elected to move on,” Marks wrote in an email. “We are all grateful to him for the work he did to elevate the production and content of our newscasts.”

Dennison shed little light on the reason for his departure.

“I’m proud of the accomplishments made by the WDBJ7 team during my tenure at the station,” Dennison said in a statement he emailed to The Roanoke Times. “This includes many product improvements, as evidenced by consistent ratings growth, and recently in recognition from broadcast industry peers, in the form of three regional Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for overall news excellence.”