Pittsburgh News Anchor Fired After Making Racially Charged Comments
Wendy Bell had worked at WTAE in Pittsburgh since 1998, but she left the news organization after her Facebook post was criticized.By Katherine Biek | March 31, 2016
A Pittsburgh news anchor is no longer employed after she made controversial statements on her Facebook page about an ambush shooting.
"All new at 6: A lot of people have waited a long time to hear this," Wendy Bell reported on WTAE.
After five people died in a shooting earlier this month in the city, WTAE anchor Wendy Bell reportedly wrote on her Facebook page: "You needn't be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers. ... They are young black men, likely teens or in their early 20s. ... These boys have been in the system before. They've grown up there. They know the police. They've been arrested."