After being suspended for a week, longtime KOB Anchor Tom Joles will return to the air tonight.
FTVLive FIRST reported that Joles was involved a newsroom altercation last Monday with longtime Reporter Stuart Dyson. Dyson was coming to the aide of a Reporter that Joles was dressing down in the newsroom.
Station management sent Joles home for what they called a "cool down period."
“It’s over, it’s done, the book is closed,” GM Mike Burgess said about Joles return.
Sources tell FTVLive that Dyson has also been suspended for his involvement in the fracas.
KOB Photographer Joseph Lynch was also involved, but station management denies that to be the case. Insiders tell FTVLive that Lynch was trying to keep Joles and Dyson apart and that another Anchor at the station pulled Lynch away.
KOB management has down their best to downplay the situation and said that the incident was nothing more than a "heated discussion." Not often that a main Anchor is pulled off the air in ratings for a "heated discussion."
But hey, that's the station's story and they seem to be sticking with it.