Politics Push Anchor West

Madison morning anchor Randol White announced that he's leaving NBC-15 and Wisconsin for two reasons. The first is to accept a job close to his parents. But the second is because of the civil unions and marriage ban.
"I did not want to find myself signing a new three-year deal, only to be living in a state where discrimination could be written into the constitution," says White, whose last day will be Oct. 5. "One of the main reasons I chose Madison as a place to work back in 1997 was because I had heard about the great history of human rights laws in the state."
Read the rest of the report here.

4 Comments:

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Stories just like Randaol White's and Rob Carpick's are what we can expect if Wisconsin chooses to write discrimination into the constitution. No one wants to live where they don't feel welcomed and, as a result, many intelligent and talented people will be moving to more progressive and inclusive states.

I know that personally, although I love Wisconsin, I could not call it home if this amendment passes.

Paul.

pdcook.blogspot.com

 
At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Keith said...

Is Randol's statement getting some publicity? Did he mention this in a farewell address to his audience? Have the newspapers written about it?

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Paul said...

It was on page 2 of the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, although the gay marriage amendment was listed as only "one of many" reasons he's leaving.

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randol White called into WIBA yesterday afternoon after a co-worker informed him that he was being talked about. He made it very clear that his first and foremost reason for leaving Wisconsin was to be near his parents. There were many other reasons, of which he said the marriage amendment was one, but in no way was it a deciding factor.

 

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