Thursday, May 1, 2008

Brendan Keefe Returns to CBS 2

...Well, sort of.

In tonight's top story at 6:00, Marcia Kramer reported on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's taking away of free parking permits from 25,000 city employees. The move, representing a 32% reduction, was done in an effort to unclog city streets. Kramer showed video from CBS 2 stories that aired in 2006:
For years, CBS 2 has crusaded against city workers abusing their parking privileges. Parking at expired meters, fire hydrants, even blocking delivery trucks. Brendan Keefe, a former CBS 2 reporter, did many of the stories.
What followed next was an eighteen-second bite from Keefe in the WCPO-TV Cincinatti newsroom:
This was indefensible. To hand out half a billion dollars worth in parking tickets ever year, 8 million parking tickets a year – one for every man, woman, and child in the five boroughs with one hand, and then on the other hand, to get city employees a free ride, we saw that as hypocrisy and that's why we kept chasing the story.
On the lower third, he was identified as a "former CBS2 News reporter." Keefe left CBS 2 back in October to become an anchor of WCPO's 6 p.m. newscast.

You can read or watch the story on here.

(Snapshot from video.)

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