DMA 24: PITTSBURGH

WTAE, Wendy Bell Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Wendy Bell Suit Against WTAE Pittsburgh Stalls

DMA 23: PITTSBURGH

Federal Judge Allows Bell’s WTAE Suit To Continue

DMA 23: PITTSBURGH

Hearst To Court: Dismiss Wendy Bell Suit

Former WTAE Pittsburgh anchor Wendy Bell’s federal court claim that she wouldn’t have been fired for posting opinions about the background and race of the Wilkinsburg massacre suspects if she were black should be thrown out because it’s speculation, the TV station’s parent company says.

DMA 23: PITTSBURGH

Fired WTAE Anchor Bell Sues For Reinstatement

Experts: 1st Amend. No Help For WTAE’s Bell

According to some legal experts, this week’s firing of WTAE Pittsburgh anchor Wendy Bell over her Facebook posting does not violate her right to freedom of speech. According to attorney Sam Cordes,  the First Amendment forbids the government to infringe on individuals’ free speech rights, with limited exceptions. “But it says nothing about a private employer.”

DMA 23: PITTSBURGH

WTAE Fires Wendy Bell Over Facebook Posts

WTAE Pittsburgh anchor Wendy Bell has been fired after a recent public apology from the station regarding a post on her Facebook page. A statement made Wednesday by Hearst Television, the station’s parent, reads: “WTAE has ended its relationship with anchor Wendy Bell. Wendy’s recent comments on a WTAE Facebook page were inconsistent with the company’s ethics and journalistic standards.”

DMA 23: PITTSBURGH

WTAE’s Bell Fired Following Facebook Post

Following last week’s Facebook by WTAE anchor Wendy Bell that many found racist, she and the station apologized. She hasn’t been see on-air since and today WTAE News Director Justin Antoniotti announced to the staff that Bell was no longer with the station. 

 

DMA 32 (PITTSBURGH, PA.)

WTAE’s Bell Apologizes For ‘Insensitive’ Post

Wendy Bell, an anchor and reporter at the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate, says she “regrets” a Facebook post on shooting suspects that sparked an online firestorm after being read as racist.