Miami Herald veteran Glenn Garvin has been taken off the TV beat and moved to local news reporting, with a transportation sub-beat. Garvin, who was the Herald’s TV critic for 12 years, tells me that the McClatchy paper will now rely on wire copy for TV coverage.
“This isn’t an easy change to make, but it is an important one,” Herald managing editor Rick Hirsch writes in a memo. “We believe Glenn can bring energy and breadth to our daily report as we try to shift resources to coverage areas people can’t get from other national and local sources.”
I invited Garvin to share his thoughts on the assignment change; he offered none.
* Olbermann vs. Garvin is called “Battle of the Blowhards” (miaminewtimes.com)
* Garvin says “my personal relations with the Kochs were unpleasant” (jimromenesko.com)
* Jack Shafer mentions Garvin as someone who’s been a big influence (mediabistro.com)