STACEY BAIER --OUT at KRON
Normally, an innocuous, third-rate, assistant ND (News Director) would not warrant any bit of a commotion, good or bad, but that's not the case of one, Stacey Baier, who, according to one of my various sources at 900 Front was given the boot Friday at KRON.
Jubilation from most of staff would be an understatement --try, glee, singing, infinite joy.
Baier, by all accounts, was universally hated. Wait a minute, as some newsroom figure later stated, she was despised.
Not a surprise here. In fact, rumors have been circulating for months that someone; some manager would get the boot.
A source at KRON: "So many people quit because of her. She was ruthless. There were so many rumors that she would get canned."
Baier worked with ND, Aaron Pero, another KRON misfit who rules staff by intimidation and fear to the point where actual reporters and anchors have routinely left his office, crying.
On Friday, it was his underling that was seen by staffers, crying.
No word on a replacement as of late Friday. And by the way, this move wasn't a Pero decision. I'm told this came from someone above Pero, who himself might be updating his resume.