WDTN and one of the area’s most recognizable local television personalities have parted ways.
Here is what reporter and cameraman Jim Bucher said to me in a Facebook message today:
“WDTN has been a wonderful employer for almost 30 years, but alas all great things must come to an end.
We have mutually agreed to part ways and wish nothing but the best for my TV 2 family.
I will now be pursuing other options possibly in TV or otherwise.
To all the folks in the Miami Valley that let me tell their wonderful stories, a big thank you. It’s been fun. Here’s to lots of laughs and love …
Bucher posted a similar message on his own Facebook page.
Contacted earlier this week about swirling rumors that Bucher was no longer with the station, WDTN General Manager Joe Abouzeid said he could not say whether or not Bucher was still employed at the station.
He again said today that it is against company policy to comment of such personnel matters.
Bucher is perhaps best known for his “Bucher’s Beat” segment.
Some sources say Bucher’s desk was empty last Friday, the same day two Fox 45/ ABC 22 anchors - Shannon Sims and Dan Carroll - learned they had been terminated.
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