Bounced NY Reporter Exploring Legal Action

FTVLive FIRST told you back in February that longtime WABC Reporter Sarah Wallace was pushed out at the station.

Now, it appears that Wallace is looking into legal action against the station. 

Page Six says that Wallace is gearing up for a bruising legal battle with WABC.

Network sources say Wallace was unfairly treated by her boss Camille Edwards, who is so famously tough she has been nicknamed “Camevil” by staff in the New York newsroom.

ABC insiders say the 59-year-old Wallace was pushed out after 30 years by WABC news director Edwards, who staffers believe targeted Wallace because of her age.

One insider said: “There are plenty of male journalists who have been there just as long and who don’t have the awards Sarah Wallace has. But Camille was hostile to Sarah, they butted heads, and Sarah was forced out in late February.”

The source added, “Camille Edwards is so tough that her nickname at WABC is ‘Camevil.’ Newsroom morale is at a huge low following Sarah’s departure.”
Wallace has since hired top New York attorney Joe Tacopina, who declined to comment to Page Six on Thursday night.

Wallace’s colleagues are said to be devastated by her abrupt departure. Reporter Jim Dolan sent an e-mail to staff saying, “Sarah . . . is the best local news reporter I’ve ever known . . . We lost a giant when Sarah walked out the door today . . . Sarah did what we are supposed to do, what we don’t do enough. And she did it every day.”

A rep for “Eyewitness News” and Edwards didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Stay tuned....