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Ch.7 cuts ties with Eddy

Eddy Dobosiewicz, who has been doing nostalgic pieces about Buffalo history for Channel 7 under the title “Queen City Chronicles,” is now history at the station.

According to sources, two Channel 7 representatives told “Airborne Eddy” during a meeting at the station Monday that the E.W. Scripps Company station was terminating its relationship and reports with him.

General Manager Michael Nurse declined comment today because of a Scripps policy concerning personnel matters. Dobosiewicz was an independent contractor for the station.

The decision to cut ties with Dobosiewicz came down three days after a local website carried another apology by him for a racist tweet he sent out last week that initially led to his suspension by Channel 7.

In the lengthy apology, Dobosiewicz admitted he was wrong and “did something stupid.”

Dobosiewicz said of an earlier interview with Tim O’Shei of The Buffalo News that he “tried to apologize, but I was still being defensive. My apology sounded more like excuse-making. And there’s no excuse for what I did.”

If Dobosiewicz thought that the final apology would help him keep his feature stories on Channel 7, he learned Monday that he was mistaken and that it won't happen for the foreseeable future.

His supporters, several of whom asked for forgiveness for Eddy on this blog and in comments to a column printed in the newspaper Sunday, hoped that his apologies would help keep him on the air.

However, the decision to let him go most likely was made before he even made his final apology on Friday.

apergament@buffnews.com

 

 

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