Just weeks after Belo Corp., owner of St. Louis’s KMOV-TV, was acquired by Gannett Broadcasting, two more St. Louis TV stations have changed hands.
Belo Corporation, the parent company that owns KMOV Channel 4 and several other stations, has been sold to Gannett Broadcasting.
Taking to Facebook again on Sunday, Conners revealed his former employer’s response to what he considered a “reasonable” settlement offer.
Conners had been employed by the station since 1986, but was fired a week ago after writing a controversial post on Facebook.
Charlie has a conversation with Larry Conners, former KMOV-TV anchor in STL; and he talks with Michael Kelley about STL metermaids; with Carlos Wilson of Kirkwood Station Brewing; with Kathy Osborn about a new initiative for young diverse professionals; with WSJ’s Damian Paletta about the IRS hearings; and with Ellyn Angelotti of Poynter Institute about gov’t access to reporters’ phone records.
A local educator and former collegue is chiming in on the firing of long-time St. Louis news anchor Larry Conners.
Longtime St. Louis anchorman Larry Conners was fired from KMOV Wednesday after comments he made on Facebook about the Internal Revenue Service.
Conners has hired St. Louis attorney Merle Silverstein. Silverstein issued a letter to media outlets claiming that the corporate order “is the only reason for his silence.”
Conners wrote Monday night that shortly after he interviewed President Obama and his wife in April 2012 the IRS “started hammering” him.
KMOV’s Larry Conners took to Facebook Monday night saying he was also targeted by the agency following an interview with the President.