It appears that fired Pittsburgh Anchor Wendy Bell is ready to make her return.
It was almost a year ago that Bell posted a racist rant on her Facebook page that lead to her getting fired from WTAE in Pittsburgh. She sued the station and threw her co-workers under the bus.
Now Bell is ready to make her return. But, it won't be on TV, it will be on the internet.
For $4 a month, you can watch Bell give you "inspirational stories, videos and interviews," on her website "Positively Wendy Bell."
“There’s nothing quite like what I’m doing out there right now… stories like I used to tell on television were special. They were human interest, but stories of little people doing big things, of the ordinary doing the extraordinary.”
A quick Google search shows there are plenty of websites that give you inspirational stories and videos and they don't charge you $4 a month to see it.
When Bell was fired, she started a Facebook page that quickly grew followers. She is hoping that those followers will follower her over to her website and fork over $4 bucks to read it. “.... if I can grab some people’s hands along the way and lift them up and say ‘Come on, believe in yourself. Go after your dreams, fight for it,’" Bell told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
She said that if the site does well, it won’t need the support of advertising.
Of course, over the years, TV stations have tried to do newscasts with only good news and it failed. Bell believes that her good news is what viewers want and she thinks they are willing to pay for it.
Sharing such stories, Bell said, is what is “so desperately needed right now."
And hopefully people are desperate to shell out money to get it.