February 26, 2014 1:08 am -

For the offense of having a personality and adding entertainment value what would be an otherwise-boring report, WJAR, Providence television reporter Julie Tremmel was fired.

“I don’t see how, if you’re doing a story on ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions, that this is out of line,” wrote a supporter on Facebook.

Others have argued Tremmel appeals to a younger audience.

“Bring her back, she was a spice of life to your aging news cast,” wrote another supporter on the petition’s web page. “You need to bring in the younger generation and get some spice because they are going to turn to Internet and your older audience is going to die off. Was no need to let her go about the humor she brings to wjar [sic].”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.