Black Anchor Reportedly Axed After Saying The N-word
Veteran anchor Michael Scott got the boot from WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Ala. Scott reportedly got into an argument with one of his co-workers and called him a n**ger. Details of the exchange can be found on NewsBlues.com, a Web site for TV news professionals. Tipsters at Calkins-owned Huntsville station say primary news anchor Michael Scott was suspended after openly berating news producer Jabaree Pruitt. According to those who witnessed the incident, Scott, during a commercial break in the 10 p.m. newscast, referred to Pruitt as a Negro. When Pruitt ask him not to use that word, Scott called him a ‘nigger.’ Both men are Black. While a station official confirmed to The Huntsville Times that Scott was no longer with the station, he did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding his departure. Instead, he would only say that a nationwide search would be conducted to find his replacement.