Why I Flamed Out Of TV News

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I remember the exact moment I decided to leave local news. I was in my boss’s office, arguing over what story to assign our last reporter. It was a slow day, the kind of day that frays the nerves of anyone on the assignment desk — where I was sitting. We’d already had our editorial meeting and I’d already exhausted the ideas I’d come up with that morning. We were floundering.