KTVU fires 3 producers over airing of fake pilot names

KTVU fires 3 producers over airing of fake pilot names

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KTVU fires 3 producers over airing of fake pilot names

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 8:35 AM

KTVU has reportedly dismissed three producers in response to the station's airing of fake names of the pilots on Asiana Flight 214.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that investigative producer Roland DeWolk, special projects producer Cristina Gastelu and producer Brad Belstock were all fired after the names were shared on a July 12 newscast.

A noon news producers is also leaving for health reasons, the Chronicle said.

During a noon newscast, anchor Tori Campbell shared that KTVU had learned the names of the pilots on Flight 214 then read the names from the teleprompter.

Later in the same broadcast, Campbell read an on-air correction, saying the names were confirmed with the National Safety Transportation Board. The NTSB later fired a summer intern over the incident.

Asiana Airlines has said it will sue KTVU over the false report.

According to numerous blogs, KTVU's parent company Cox Communications sent copyright infringement notices to YouTube two days ago. They asked that the clips of the erroneous newscast be removed out of consideration for the Asian American community.

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