Brad Wheelis To Exit ABC News Radio
June 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM (PT)
Veteran newsman BRAD WHEELIS has confirmed to ALL ACCESS that he is leaving ABC NEWS RADIO at the end of the month. WHEELIS, who joined ABC in 2001 and has been anchoring the 6p-11p (ET) hourly newscasts from the network's LOS ANGELES bureau, is in the process of writing a book; he served as an anchor at CBS RADIO News WCBS-A/NEW YORK and on TV at NBC affiliate KCEN-TV/TEMPLE-WACO, TX and FOX affiliate KOKH-TV (FOX 25)/OKLAHOMA CITY before joining ABC.
ABC is moving the 6-11p newscasts to NEW YORK, and VP/GM STEVE JONES told ALL ACCESS, "We have made a business decision to stop originating our evening Information network newscasts from LOS ANGELES. We already have two amazing reporters based there, ALEX STONE and JASON NATHANSON, and they cover all our editorial needs. Plus, our reporters now are physically co-located with KABC-TV, making access to regional news even greater. The engineering resources necessary to support these newscasts can be better applied to other areas of our growing business."