Blowout In Atlanta

It's never a shock when word comes that a ND has been fired at WGCL in Atlanta, but this time, it's two news managers.

News Director Larry Perret and Senior Executive Producer Leesa Dillon, were fired this AM. The note on the change by GM Mark Pimentel, was short and sweet concerning the terminations and also included the announcement of the new ND; Frank Volpicella.

Frank most recently was ND at KVUE in Austin, and took the TEGNA buyout after 15 years. He officially starts, July 11th.

The announcement said Perret is headed back to California to be closer to his aging mother. Nothing was said about Dillon. Sources tell FTVLive that Pimentel wanted Dillon out a long time ago.

In the meantime, we hope Frank is a student of history at WGCL, and decides to 'rent' a house.