Jon Greiner got word that Hearst was “going in another direction” when he was told his contract with WTAE wouldn’t be renewed. The 62-year-old reporter who was with the station for 10 years was let go April 30. Mr. Greiner told the Post-Gazette that he feels he was treated fairly by the company and was not surprised by their decision. “I’ve been in the business too long not to be surprised by anything,” he told Rob Owen, “Whenever you get new management in any business, not only TV, there are going to be changes.” He also said he would miss the interaction he would have with the viewers – something he had since his second day on the job.
Greiner plans to stay in the area, but has no immediate plans. “I don’t think I’m ready for the dinosaur exhibit at the Carnegie just yet,” he said.
WPXI adds Relay
WPXI has installed a relay signal in Uniontown. The new translator is intended to improve reception for over-the-air viewers in Uniontown, Waynesburg, Morgantown and other areas southeast of Pittsburgh. Viewers should rescan their digital TVs or converter boxes to pick up the new signal.