Sometimes, when your station is sold, it turns out to be good news.
After working as the KTVK (Phoenix) News Chopper Pilot and Reporter for more than 3 decades, Bruce Haffner was told in May that his services were no longer needed.
But now, KTVK's new station owners, Meredith, is bringing Haffner and his bird back to the station.
Starting in the fall, Haffner will report from the air for both KTVK and KPHO.
“It's unbelievable because really this is what I love doing.” Haffner said. “To be able to do what you love to do for work, there’s just nothing like it in the world.”
“Suffice to say, (the deal) worked for him and it worked for us,” said KTVK/KPO GM Ed Munson.
Often times when a station is sold, pink slips start flying. This is one time when a guy that was pink slipped is coming back.
Correction: Earlier version of this story had Haffner's name misspelled. Type his name in auto correct and you see why.