The ratings at Tribune’s TV station in L.A. have been going down the drain for the past 2 years and now, channel 5’s general manager Vinnie Malcolm is out of a job.
While the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Malcom has resigned to the post, some industry insiders say he was shown the door by new Tribune owner Sam Zell, for taking a once station leader into a “freefall.”
KTLA 5 has gone through some scandals in the past couple of years. According to ERS, in 2007, Malcolm missed his sales projections by $34-million. Add to that the fact that last year, legendary anchor Hal Fishman passed away and morning anchor Carlos Amezcua left the sinking ship to take on the lead anchor role at KTTV’s 10 pm newscast.