Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Nasty, Brutish and Short TV Career

Dang. And I thought that the freelance newspaper biz was rough!

Today came word that NewsONE at 9, the Emmy-winning one-hour local daily newscast helmed by anchor Jeff Gillan on Las Vegas One, was canceled effective immediately. That is, they halted the newscast the day before I was to film my first celebrity-interview segment.

Actually, I was supposed to start last week but then that got scuttled by the timing of the Wynn-Garth news conference and my obligation to cover that. Now it'll never happen, at least not in that format.

I feel awful for Jeff Gillan, a terrific anchor who will surely find another broadcast home in Las Vegas. But I'm also marveling about how this recession now hasn't just wreaked havoc on my print career but also my non-existent TV one. Sigh.

5 comments:

James Taylor said...

You know, channel 13 has an anchor that needs replacing, and now Jeff Gillan is available, so...

Anonymous said...

Wreaked havoc, not wrecked.

atdnext said...

Poor thing! I hope this isn't the beginning of the end of Las Vegas One. It'd be sad to see it go the way of OCN.

Anonymous said...

Wow that bites.

robert said...

He was great, but that woman was terrible. And she had a face made for radio!