Pushed out in Columbus

FTVLive FIRST told you on Friday that longtime WBNS Anchor Kurt Ludlow is gone from the Columbus station.

Sources tell FTVLive that it wasn't Ludlow's decision to leave the station and that he was pushed.

If you watch his sign off from Friday night, you will get feeling that is exactly the case. Voice cracking, tissue in hand, Ludlow tossed to the 6PM newscast after his final goodbye.

A Facebook page and online petition popped up to protest his leaving the station. 

Let's go to the goodbye video: