Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Last week, my friend Melanie Scott called me to tell me she had been fired by Metro Networks. I worked with Melanie for many years in the 90’s in the newsroom at WTMJ. I wish her the very best.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s radio/TV critic Tim Cuprisin picked up on the changes at Metro in his column today. The fact is Cuprisin is more than gleeful to report ASAP the firings in the not so kind, rough and tumble broadcast business. Many moons ago, when I was let go by WTMJ, there was a brief headline on Page One instructiing readers to turn to another page. On that page, a few paragraphs with more instructions to turn to Cuprisin's column. My firing, however, somehow failed to make it in the sports section.
Here's my question. Why doesn’t the paper use the same speed and joy in reporting its own pink slips?
The worst kept secret around town is that numerous people were shown the door at 4th and State not too long ago. Why don't we see those obits in the Journal Sentinel?