WIS: Ben Hoover’s departure ‘a private personnel matter’

Columbia - The StateJuly 6, 2014 

A protest sign supporting former WIS anchor Ben Hoover lists various hashtags for weighing on social media


Link to fan reaction

WIS-TV on Sunday released a statement about the departure of former anchor and reporter Ben Hoover, who told fans he was leaving the station Friday.

“During the last several days much has been posted on social media about Ben Hoover’s departure from WIS news, much of it erroneous.

“However, we simply cannot engage in a public conversation regarding details of Ben’s departure from WIS TV. It is a private personnel matter.”

WIS released the statement, which also wished Hoover well, on Sunday afternoon. On Friday, fans had demonstrated in front of the WIS building on Gervais Street. Hoover told fans on his Facebook page Thursday that Friday was his last day on the station, but he didn’t appear on any Friday broadcasts.

Link to fan reaction

Fans were trying to organize another protest planned for 5 p.m. Monday.

A Keep Ben Hoover Facebook page has been started, as well as a Change.org petition, which has garnered more than 7,000 signatures.

Follow the discussion on Ben Hoover's Facebook page

A KeepBenHoover facebook page took form after the announcement.: Keep Ben Hoover

A petition to bring Ben Hoover back to WIS is also online.

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