Les Smith resigns from WAVY-TV 10

Les Smith resigns from WAVY-TV 10

There are 230 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Apr 25, 2007, titled Les Smith resigns from WAVY-TV 10. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

News anchor Les Smith has resigned from WAVY-TV, Channel 10, Tuesday. "In his 22 years at WAVY, Les has been a major contributor to WAVY's success, both on the air and in the newsroom," said WAVY News Director ...

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hld

AOL

#22 Sep 18, 2007
Les, quit cause he was upset WAVY got rid of Access Hollywood and put on that idiot Pat O' dude.
Bring back Nancy and Billy! Maybe Les will come back???
Gail

Hampton, VA

#23 Sep 18, 2007
Farewell and thank you to a true professional. Mr. Smith, you will be missed. Best wishes for all your future plans.
do these

Newport News, VA

#24 Sep 19, 2007
Gail wrote:
Farewell and thank you to a true professional. Mr. Smith, you will be missed. Best wishes for all your future plans.
who cares. Stop drumming this crap back up.

Since: Jul 07

Tidewater, VA

#25 Sep 19, 2007
do these wrote:
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who cares. Stop drumming this crap back up.
Are you Alveta Ewell??? Attitude seems the same. I saw her in ORF one day off duty. Man! She gave Lisa Joyner & Keri (Fury) Mattson a hard way to go a few times.

Be nice when posting Alveta!

Since: Jul 07

Tidewater, VA

#26 Sep 19, 2007
I think it is just wrong they let Jim Lawerence go after 20+ years of service vs. giving him a retirement package. He seemed like a nice guy. Don used to be funny back in college, but turned out to be arrogant. WAVY's pulling the same stuff WTKR did a long while back & it will not be good ratings if they keep on this track.

Oh yeah: Thanks again Less!
dubya

Newport News, VA

#27 Sep 19, 2007
takenitlight wrote:
I think it is just wrong they let Jim Lawerence go after 20+ years of service vs. giving him a retirement package. He seemed like a nice guy. Don used to be funny back in college, but turned out to be arrogant. WAVY's pulling the same stuff WTKR did a long while back & it will not be good ratings if they keep on this track.
Oh yeah: Thanks again Less!
Yeah Don is a piece of work. Any weather guy that has to be introduced by another weather guy is ridiculous. Bring back Les and can Alveeta and especially Don.
korn

Virginia Beach, VA

#28 Sep 22, 2007
Used to work at WAVY...haven't asked any of my former co-workers what happened, but i'm curious myself. Oh and as For Don..one of the nicest and smartest people I've ever met. Very down to earth. Jim was very nice and down to earth as well..just not the sharpest tool in the shed. Sad to see him go.
curious

Sandston, VA

#29 Sep 22, 2007
Maybe he got cught talking to an underage girl.
He's hooked up with a few younger girls, a few friends of mine.
Independent

Portsmouth, VA

#30 Sep 24, 2007
takenitlight wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you Alveta Ewell??? Attitude seems the same. I saw her in ORF one day off duty. Man! She gave Lisa Joyner & Keri (Fury) Mattson a hard way to go a few times.
Be nice when posting Alveta!
Alveta and Barbara Ciara - both think they are the queens of local news and the stations bow down to them. I don't know why. It's not like there isn't a glut of journalists and TV news/communications majors out there waiting for their chance to read the news. If they are so darn great then why haven't they moved on to bigger markets?
Mike

Norfolk, VA

#31 Dec 10, 2007
Teresa Miles wrote:
why did he resign? I wish you the best!
Apparently he was accused of Sexual Harassment and forced to resign.
Jack

United States

#33 Dec 10, 2007
Not only is Les gone from 10, David Nelson disappeared from 43. Lintv owns both stations and apparently has a femi-nazi for a news director. Male newscasters beware of the b*tch.
Andrew

United States

#36 Dec 11, 2007
Boycott WAVY-10. Unfair to employees.
Jack

United States

#37 Dec 11, 2007
takenitlight wrote:
yeah, Lima was cute. Thought she was WVEC 13. I still can't believe WTKR 03 fired everyone. John Castlebury was a great local sportscaster! He made WAVY's Raider # 2. His wife, Carolyn Castlebury didn't leave WAVY long after.
Thanks 4 sharing the thoughts on the WAVY 50! Wasn't it a one time show? I wonder who else they left out now.
Go to their website bio's to see who's missing. Something is definitly going on at Lintv 10 and 43 but they sure don't want anyone to know.

http://www.wavy.com/Global/category.asp...
Bill

United States

#38 Dec 11, 2007
do these wrote:
<quoted text>
who cares. Stop drumming this crap back up.
Lintv employee? Not enough backbone to have a real name?
Independent

Virginia Beach, VA

#39 Dec 11, 2007
Sorry to hear David Nelson is gone. Seemed like a nice enough guy. Too white bread for this area? Probably. LOL
Poriferan Robert

Virginia Beach, VA

#40 Dec 11, 2007
Andrew wrote:
Boycott WAVY-10. Unfair to employees.
Is that fat broad still on there?

Since: Jul 07

Tidewater, VA

#41 Dec 11, 2007
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Go to their website bio's to see who's missing. Something is definitly going on at Lintv 10 and 43 but they sure don't want anyone to know.
http://www.wavy.com/Global/category.asp...
You got me! I know the morning crew increased w/ Tan at first just filling in for Don Roberts, but now traffic. I haven't seen their evening news casts in a while.

Remember the weekend weather guy b4 Wheeler. Him & Andy used to have fun on Saturdays on the few times I saw it. Anyway, that guy got busted for writting big bad checks.

You got me good though. I can't figure it out. A lot of new faces so somebody has to go.

Since: Jul 07

Tidewater, VA

#42 Dec 11, 2007
Wasn't there a guy opposite Alveta? Is that the one?

Since: Jul 07

Tidewater, VA

#43 Dec 11, 2007
Independent wrote:
Sorry to hear David Nelson is gone. Seemed like a nice enough guy. Too white bread for this area? Probably. LOL
Ah! That's right! I thought about him right after my last post, but couldn't think of the name until you said it. Maybe he is just moving up or did they can him? Velveta is difficult to deal with. Of course, she didn't give Les a hard time or correct him. Others have done very well after they left.

Nelson:

http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp...
Ernest

United States

#44 Dec 11, 2007
hey, also, what happened to Leon Moore on Fox 43??? No one ever talks about those people that have left: Leon, Les, David Nelson, Fred Iego? etc.

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