Hetal Gandhi, a WTVJ NBC6 general assignment reporter, is not only gone, but has been gone for a few months. Now, general assignment reporters like this come and go all the time. So what makes her so special? Good ol’ Tisha-Diva-Lewis. Lets get into a little background about Hetal. Hetal had great contacts with police and was always breaking stories, something NBC6 doesn’t do very often. Many people thought she was one of the best at the station. She always came in with story ideas every day. That’s why, when she asked for more money, and was denied, people were shocked. Hetal decided she was not earning enough at WTVJ, so she left. Then, good-‘ol-Tisha was renewed almost the same week Hetal left. You see, Tisha has been a problem since she arrived, but for some reason, she’s untouchable.
She exaggerates. Many of you may have heard that Tisha was going around WTVJ saying she is the new weekend anchor of Today in South Florida. That would be false. As far as i know, Joel Connable is still that anchor. Even from day one, when she first arrived. She went around saying how she was a reporter from LA, when in fact, she came from Bakersfield, Califorina.
She is impossible to work with. Other reporters in the field refer to her as “Cruella de Vil” (The evil woman from 101 Dalmations.) They’re even allegedly rotating photographers around her, because no one wants to work with her. Apparently, photographers complain that all Tisha does is types on her Blackberry all day long, complaining about everything the photographers are doing. She seems to love to tattle, and make it known when people aren’t doing things right. One photographer even said that she “makes up her own stories, and reports unconfirmed information.”
She is a diva. One thing Tisha is good at, is barking out orders to people, and spending countless minutes applying, checking, and re-checking her makeup. She has even demanded to be put on camera so she could “see herself”. One producer at WTVJ says that when she’s doing a live report, she “refuses to give a quality mic. check, because she so busy putting on her makeup.”
My point in this rant. NBC6 is really screwing up. They need better directors and managers. Letting quality reporters like Hetal Gandhi leave, and keeping divas like Tisha Lewis is stupid. A blind person who had just been peper sprayed could see that this is a bad move.
Hey WTVJ, we’re all trying to save your station from being compleatly shut down. The least you could do is put quality reporters on the air.
Hetal Gandhi’s profile is still up on the nbc6.net, and before everyone jumps on me remember that a lot of what’s in this post is speculation and even alleged. Now, feel free to yell at me because of my ranting mood.