Chris May, Kathy Orr, Beasley Reece Out at CBS3
Chris May, Kathy Orr, and Beasley Reece are all out at CBS3, a spokeswoman confirmed to Philly Mag Tuesday evening, apparently part of a broader shakeup in the station’s news ranks.
May co-anchored the station’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, as well as a 10 p.m. broadcast. Orr provided forecasts on weeknights at both stations, and Reece had been sports director at the station.
May acknowledged his departure in a Tweet Tuesday afternoon:
I've anchored my last broadcast at CBS3. Hope to see you all again.
— Chris May (@chrismayphilly) June 30, 2015
Even before Tuesday nights news, Philadelphia Business Journal reported on an ongoing makeover of CBS 3’s news division since new President and General Manager Brien Kennedy arrived on the job in May.
The Daily News’ Jenny DeHuff added: “A source close to the station informed me tonight that the new general manager at the station has been on a mission to ‘turn things around’ because of unsatisfactory ratings and people are being let go left and right.”