He was from Meridian, Mississippi and started working at the Baltimore television station in August 1962, starting the 6PM Newscast with Al Sanders in 1977. Please be sure to open and click your first newsletter so we can confirm your subscription.

Bubala came under fire last Thursday (May 2) for a question she asked about the race, gender and leadership of Baltimore’s past three mayors.

[1], Each year, the Baltimore Community Foundation awards college scholarships in the name of Jerry Turner for those students who are interested in broadcast journalism. Election Day is the final day for Marylanders to cast their ballots. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. See below. You also agree to our Terms of Service. Is this a signal that a different kind of leadership is needed to move Baltimore City forward?”. Jerry Turner, a 25-year veteran Baltimore television news reporter and anchorman whose popularity helped keep WJZ-TV on top of local ratings for years, died last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His funeral was held at Towson Presbyterian Church. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. They were all passionate public servants.

In another statement sent in the wake of WJZ’s action, Professor Whitehead wrote, “The current conversations around leadership in Baltimore are challenging, emotional, and at times include layers of racism and sexism. June 28 marked general assignment reporter Alex DeMetrick’s final day after 35 years there .
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Kartalija, a general assignment reporter and anchor for WJZ-TV for the last 12 years, announced her departure today with a celebratory tweet and a warm farewell for her viewers and fans here. ... Ravi Zacharias Dies at Age 74. All Rights Reserved. Matz is the latest longtime talent to leave WJZ-TV. No one can ask racially biased questions in the public sphere — including in the media — without being held accountable.”. Jerry Turner (August 6, 1929 – December 31, 1987) was an American television news anchorman at He left the newscast in mid-December 1987 when his health deteriorated and died at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on December 31, 1987, at 7:15 PM. WJZ was forced to let me go." WJZ News Anchor Fired After On-Air Racially Insensitive Remark “Unfortunately, I now stand in the path of the tornado.

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