WPIX VP and GM Eric Meyrowitz has been fired. Sources confirm to Tuned In that Meyrowitz’s last day at Channel 11 was Thursday. There had been rumblings that Meyrowitz would not have his contract renewed. A WPIX spokesperson refused to comment.
Meyrowitz joined WPIX in September 2010.
“I think his hands were tied because of his higher-ups,” a source tells Tuned In. The source adds that Meyrowitz was well-liked within the newsroom causing many to be upset by his axing.
There’s no word on who will succeed Meyrowitz or if an interim GM will be named by the station. One rumor has news director Mark Effron ascending to the new role.
The source believes, “Everybody says if they move him upstairs, [they’re] walking out.”
Just weeks after Effron’s arrival at WPIX, John Houseman was sent packing in May. The longtime assistant news director logged more than three decades at PIX.