News 12 Reporter Quits After Demotion


Yesterday, FTVLive told you that News 12 New Jersey Reporter Sean Bergin had been suspended for something that he said.

Bergin has been told to stay home after he argued on the air that the “anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities” is largely the result of “young black men growing up without fathers.”

Now word comes that Bergin has quit his job after being demoted by the station. 

Bergin says News 12 made him an “offer I had to refuse.”

The station told Bergin that they would be slashing his work schedule to only one day a week

“They offered me one day of work a week doing only light features, and no hard news,” Bergin told TheBlaze. “It was only about $300-a-week — who can survive on that?” 

Bergin admitted that he “broke the rules” by editorializing during his reaction to a story surrounding the tragic murder of Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago.

“It has made the police officer’s job impossible and it has got to stop,” he told TheBlaze. “The underlying cause of all of this, of course: young black men growing up without fathers. Unfortunately, no one in the news media has the courage to touch that subject.”