Former WTVJ investigative reporter Jeff Burnside has landed a new job. He is now at Seattle’s ABC affiliate KOMO as the station’s senior investigative reporter. This is actually a homecoming for him as he is from the Seattle area and graduated from Washington State University.
SFLTV broke the story several months ago that Burnside was fired by NBC for having an edited version of the Trayvon Martin shooting 911 tape in his WTVJ reports about the case. The network decided since he was the producer of his stories he should’ve known the audio was edited. WTVJ reporter Christina Hernandez tweeted the recording came to the station edited and that tweet disappeared quickly along with her Twitter account going silent for a while.
Now, with George Zimmerman planning to sue NBC for defamation we could learn what NBC’s internal investigation found.