Scripps owned WKBW has hired a former newspaper Reporter to be it's new Investigative Reporter.
Charlie Specht, a one time Reporter at the Buffalo News is joining WKBW as the first full-time Investigative Reporter in years.
Michael Nurse, WKBW's general manager, said owner, the E.W. Scripps Company, understood the importance of having an investigative reporter in the competitive TV news business.
“In conferring with senior Scripps management, it was collectively agreed that the station was ready for the next logical progression in its rebuild process with the addition of investigative reporting,” said Nurse.
“Investigative reporting is critical to provide both in-depth stories often not possible in a daily news cycle. It is also critical to provide additional context and background on key stories as they occur. Investigative reporting, and especially stories that solve issues, are critical differentiators in a competitive market like Buffalo."
So, the GM of a station that has not had an Investigative Reporter in over 15 years, now says, "Investigative reporting is critical to provide both in-depth stories often not possible in a daily news cycle....."
Oh... the irony.
H/T Buffalo News