Cleveland Station Pulls Interim Tag off of News Director

WJW in Cleveland saved over a month of a News Director's salary by making Andy Fishman the stations interim News Director. 

Now, the station has finally gotten around to taking away the interim tag and making Fishman the News Director. 

Fishman has been with the station for 20 years. He replaces Sonya Thompson, who became the director of news projects for WJW's parent company, Tribune Media Group.

"Without a doubt, we have the strongest news team in front of the camera and behind it," Fishman said Wednesday morning during a telephone interview. "We have a lot of people who have been with the station a long time. They know the city. And the viewers know them. But you can't be complacent."

Fishman said he has been having one-on-one meetings with members of the Channel 8 news team. He has been asking them two question.

"The first is, 'What can I do for you?' " Fishman said. "The second is, 'What can you do for me?'

And third can you work this weekend without charging me overtime?

Ok...we might have made up that last one.

H/T Cleveland Plain Dealer