FTVLive FIRST reported that WOIO News Director Dan Salamone was out the door at the Raycom station by the end of the week.
Salamone has been at the station for 9 years.
"That's a long time, and this is the right time to look for a new challenge," Salamone said to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I haven't decided what the next step will be, but there are a few things I'm considering and I anticipate staying in the business. I'm looking at a number of options, and the next move likely will be out of the market."
Sources tell FTVLive that Salmone's leaving was not his idea and he was pushed out.