BREAKING! WJLA GM Is Out as Sinclair Takes Over


Well, it's Already started.....

And it's not like anyone didn't see this coming. WJLA GM Bill Lord his advised his staff in an email that he is out as the GM of the station.

Sinclair is purchasing the Allbritton stations and the crown jewel of the purchase is WJLA. Lord told staffers that his last day is September 30th.

Here is the internal memo, obtained by FTVLive:

From: Bill Lord 
Date:07/28/2014 17:31 (GMT-05:00) 
To: WJLA-HRAll , News8-HRAll 
Cc: "Allbritton, Robert" , "Fritz, Jerry" , "Ryan, Fred", "Ochsman, Joanne" , "Killen, James" , "Prelesnik, Stefanie" 
Subject: FW: note 

Hello Everyone.

I have just received word that September 30thwill be my last day at WJLA.   Sinclair will be posting the GM position in the morning so I wanted to tell all of you first.   I will be here over the next two months to operate the station until a replacement is found.

I’ll try to keep this simple.   These past twelve years have been far and away the best of my professional life and it’s all because of my association with you.   It has been an awesome privilege to come to work with you every day.   I know I’m supposed to be the boss but as I look out over the station I see hundreds of mentors always helping me arrive at the right decision.  For that and everything else you have done to fill up my life I thank you.

We’ll talk more later.

In the meantime, keep up the good work.


Bill Lord
General Manager
WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8