Tracy Taylor Cut From KING 5

Traffic reporter, Tracy Taylor is the latest casualty from KING 5 News. TEGNA management has their reason$. ‘Tis the season. Always brutal when someone is let go during the holiday period.

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chuckbolland
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Sorry ’bout that. Life in this world of broadcasting never been civil. Well, that’s not true. In the “old days” right after the invention of dirt when the family owned KING people were valued. But that was from a land and a mindset from long long ago. My only council to Tracy could be what I learned after being let go (canned) after 10 years at KTAC. Much to my surprise I found that people were willing to pay me more money to get them on the news that would pay me to do the news. I moved from a… Read more »
Diane Speer
Guest

Hundreds of us miss Tracy Taylor especially those of us who drive to see patients . She is funny and smart and we all want her back!

Julie Wyman
Guest

I agree miss her sense of humor made me laugh in the mornings, these days thats what we need

Patriciamdooley@GMAIL.Com
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Patriciamdooley@GMAIL.Com

Don’t like the replacements.

Sarah Ludwigson
Guest

i agree, Tracy T was the best..No other personality like hers. Already changed stations

Carole Jolley
Guest

She is on Chanel 7 morning news.

Scooter McClain
Guest

It’s temporary, unfortunately. I will watch KIRO this week. I just hope she says “Boeing Slowing” again!

Annette Sullivan
Guest

WE WANT TRACEY TAYLOR BACK!!!

Peggy Morris
Guest

I haven’t watched KING 5 since Tracy Taylor was let go. Probably won’t be tuning in again.

Doug Filer
Guest

I agree, Bring back Tracy

Alicia Lamoy
Guest

Bring Tracey back. I love her quick wit. Don’t like “changes” BRING TRACEY BACK!!! If not I will change my morning ritual and watch another news.

Rosanne Jacobs
Guest

I miss Tracy Taylor, She was funny and personable. I do not like her replacement.

Big Al
Guest

Bring Tracy Taylor back. She is a valuable asset!

Kevin
Guest

Me too!!! I miss her a lot, and don’t like the replacements

Scooter McClain
Guest

You can catch her this week over on KIRO 7! She is filling in! It was so wonderful to hear her voice! She seems a little nervous, but I think she will be in her groove soon enough.

Sharon
Guest

I miss Tracy also. She has good personality and made the morning easy. King 5 has made so many changes lately l don’t watch them like I used to. To many changes to the morning crew starting with moving Mark Wright etc.

radiofollower
Member

Another one gone.I remember Tracy when she was on the old KRPM 106.1 country. I agree with the comments that media isn’t very safe today in regards to keeping a job at any station.Sure glad I did my 30+ years a long time ago in radio when it was sane & safe.

radiofollower
Member
Well…..maybe the mind is going…lol…but I thought it was Tracy at KRPM-FM.I don’t think she was on air, it was like doing only the traffic report???…I don’t know as it was years ago and if it was just traffic it was probably done by one of the traffic reporting company’s?.Anyway as you said,the industry isn’t worth it today with all the corporate ownership and even that isn’t local it seems.Only stations worth it today are the ones Andy S. owns…KKXA,both AM & FM now plus KRKO.I think he might be the only real “local” owner left,at least one that hasn’t… Read more »
mikec
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Firing GOOD people has become the Xmas tradition for the corpse ‘broadcasters’. Sorry that Tracy became a victim of this heartless tradition. I too was smart enough to get out of broadcasting at a young age & get a REAL job with REAL money, job security & benefits for employers who APPRECIATED my hard work. I satisfied the broadcasting urge as a volunteer host/programmer/MD, APD, PD, IT & engineer/technician at various campus-community FMs – two of which I helped to put on air. I finished up my radio career in small market station management/engineering and got ho$ed thoroughly by the… Read more »
Lorine Dunavant
Guest

I only watched that show because of Tracy. I’m switching stations in protest. Loved her bouncy personality. Most broadcasters are plastic people.

maplevalleymike
Member

I’m sure Tracy will be back in the market soon. She adds a certain zing to a broadcast, whether it’s TV or radio.

chuckbolland
Member
Tracy, there is life after being on the air. As I mentioned the job following radio really paid off in a much better life. Had I stayed in broadcasting, except for maybe a very lucky break, I would not be living 2 months out of the year in Southern California to escape some of the NW winter nor an additional 2 months of the year in Paris to escape….well I might be escaping several things by living in Paris. Because “media” now covers such a broad spector, it is possible to find a nich that you will enjoy and will… Read more »
alby allen
Guest

I still miss, “and that’s they way the ball bounces” Chuck….

Toni
Guest

Really miss Tracy, her fun personality kept me interested watching the news and traffic. You never knew what she was going to say that was going to make me laugh out loud. King 5 messed up again.

Sandy Ray
Guest

I LOVE Tracy Taylor and have been stunned to realize she was laid off. In addition to preferring her traffic reports, I like that she is humorous and makes the morning (or any time slot) fun to watch. And not to insult the other good talents on King5, I no longer watch King5 or Kong16 for my morning news and traffic because it is too boring without Tracy Taylor.

Rose Norberg
Guest

Oh, we miss Tracy in the morning- she was great- bad choice.

Nwtreehugger
Guest

I was wondering what happened. I really miss Tracy. 🙁 The morning news just isn’t the same without her! If either of the other local stations had a complete morning news cast, without cutting to the national news “magazines”, I’d go there. (No, I won’t watch the local Fox station. They’re awful.) Shame on you Tegna!!!

Cheryl Marihugh
Guest

Tracy was savy and not a cookie cutter! She had a quick wit about her and enjoyed her. Also missing Mark Wright in the morning!!! Don’t really care for the new fella!

Phillip in Aberdeen
Guest

I miss Tracy Taylor. She added a flare to morning TV. She was quick witted and brought a bright light to King 5. I also miss Greg in the morning. The new guy is terrible. He is rude and always seems like he is pushy. I am now watching KIRO channel 7 in the morning. Bad decisions being made.

James from Auburn
Guest
I liked Tracy too. It’s nice to see that everybody here shares a similar opinion. I need to add… what I hate about looking for work is it’s still an employers market and there are two things in particular that are really killing it for people… online applications, without being able to fill out an application and hand it to somebody and talk with them for a few minutes regardless of how perfectly you match the position you’re put in a pile with hundreds sometimes thousands of others never hearing back. Another thing I hate… all employers now are putting… Read more »
Andrea
Guest

This is a huge mistake! I can’t believe King 5 had the audacity to let such a wonderful employee go! Tracy Taylor is one of a kind. King 5’s loss and another station’s gain. I’ve been channel surfing to see if she’s been picked up elsewhere. Like many other viewers, I switched stations in protest. Real cute that you picked up the former Mariner’s batboy. However, no replacement for losing Tracy!

Lee
Guest

Want Tracy back.

Christy
Guest

Missing Tracy!! I too worked in broadcasting in the 1980’s. I remember walking through the newsroom (in Spokane) and watching anchors ‘packing it up’ seemingly without warning. It’s a ratings game … All about the numbers. Good luck to Tracy! Already missing your morning sunshine .

Aaron Davis
Guest

Really do miss Tracy’s bright personality. She always brought a smile to my face!!!! Your loss King 5.

Mike
Guest

I know how goes Tracy Lowe’s just did the same thing too with corporate coming down and let go of good employees.

PATRICIA FOUCHT
Guest

I only watched 5 in the morning for Tracy for traffic and the weather man interface, I will miss you!!
going to channel 7

Kim
Guest

Channel five is losing interest for me
Loved Tracy
The young guy is horrible in the evening
I turn the channel

Scooter McClain
Guest
I played a drinking game with that David Espinosa-Hall, every time he said “Mmmmm” as a segue (he has since stopped, I’m sure KING warned him, but he was doing it very frequently when he first started. None of the new people are talented, and the new weather lady is ghetto AF and is terrible. If you google her name (Rhonda Lee), she was fired from her previous job in the south for disobeying the stations social media rules, and was warned to stop, but she did it anyway, then went on national TV to turn it into a racial… Read more »
Susan Parr
Guest

Now I know, that Tracy Taylor was let go. So sorry that the station didn’t see what they had. The only reason I’ll watch King 5 in the morning is Joyce Taylor who still has some spark in the news station.
If she goes, then King 5 will loose another viewer, I’ll watch another morning station.
Good luck to you Tracy.

Carmen
Guest

KING 5 should try to make amends with Tracy and get her back. That would be the smart thing to do.

Kathleen
Guest
Tracey always had another route for you to take if the traffic was a mess somewhere. This new person is very blah compared to Tracey. I had for a long time said “If I lived in Seattle, I might drive if Tracey was there reporting,because she would try her hardest to for warn me of trouble and try to direct me around the problem.” How sad it is now days that corporations care more for themselves than they do for the Viewers! I am now checking out other channels, to see if I can find another team to watch and… Read more »
Shanna Keene
Guest

Tracy and Rich were the reason why i watched King 5.
They were so Amazing together!

Judy
Guest

Bring Tracy back! Miss her personality and spunk! Not the same……

Jlf
Guest

I don’t know the reason Tracy was laid off. She and Richard were a good team together. Sorry Rich just not the same and I’m sure you miss her senses of humor which lightened up the news. It appears you are the only one left out of the : Good People ”
I’d like to know where she went..Was it out of broadcasting? What a great gal. She and Rich was the reason we watched King5

Mike Barer
Guest

You can go to Tracy Taylor’s fan page on facebook. She does live updates on the happenings in her life. She has hinted at some opportunities that she has been offered.

Scooter McClain
Guest

She’s on KIRO, filling in this week!!!! She’s back……Kind of!

JSWiggin
Guest
Tracy Taylor would drive me nuts in the morning, to much energy at that time of day – and I wasn’t quite ready for it! But I have to tell you King 5 used to be my go to station, I am changing my morning routine. The crew that they have on now is the pits! Joyce you and Mimi are the only reasons to watch King 5 anymore…So my morning news and probably evening news is going to switch to another channel. King 5 I don’t know what you were thinking but you had a go to team…and now…..well……..
Sandy
Guest

I’ve watched King 5 exclusively for many years for my news. Joyce, Rich and Tracy were the perfect team. I have always enjoyed Joyce but with Rich gone so often and now without Tracy T I’m leaving. The 2 new people just aren’t cutting it. There is no fun banter. You blew it king 5!

Tim
Guest

Tracy T and Rich were the reasons I watched king 5. Sorry Rich I can’t stick with a company that throws away the best talent like that. I hope you have an at least Tin parachute for when the hammer drops on you. You are the last best talent left from my favorite crew.

Russell D Eaton
Guest

I am not sure why 5 canned Tracy but Rich alone just dose not keep me wanting to watch 5 anymore, I am finding another station to watch now maybe 7 sorry 5 you mest up by canning Tracy she made the news worth watching. miss you Tracy hope you find something better and show 5 how bad they mest up

Annette
Guest

Don’t channel 5 in the am since Tracy T is gone. The only reason I might catch some of the am broadcast is because of Joyce. But it not everyday at all anymore.

Tina white
Guest

Tracy and Rich were were such a good team!! Bad choice King 5

Christine DiRito
Guest

Omg! The new king 5 traffic reporter is just , well not good. Her voice sounds like she is shouting at us the viewers, she reads everything from the screen (we can read too so why do it??) She’s always looking at the screen, not out toward us the viewers and she constantly stops, starts, sentences, words. Very jerky and no flow. And it appears she is not familiar with our area and roads. It is increasingly difficult to watch King 5 AM News. Sincerely, ….loosing another long time viewer.

Watcher
Guest

But she is very easy on the eyes….

Scooter McClain
Guest

Agreed Watcher!!!

Karen Erickson
Guest

As difficult as it is to change my morning routine/habits, King TV morning news is losing another long-time viewer. The new morning traffic reporter is grating to listen to; the forced ‘high energy’ news presentation is distracting; the new co-host seems like the sports announcer that he is.
Please bring Greg back to join Joyce at the desk and allow us to enjoy their easy raport and presentation of the morning news.
Tracy Taylor is sorely missed.

Cindy
Guest

Greg and Tracy are missed… I can’t watch our friend “Cam” anymore.. Switching channels .. Good luck King 5. These guys are not good !!!!

Anonymous
Guest

Tegna is ruining KING5. It used to be a local station with local talent. Now they are getting rid of the locals and hiring people from out of state who know nothing about our region. And their voices are so annoying! Pathetic. No reason to watch KING5 anymore. So sad.
P.S. why is Cam Johnson’s traffic screen tilted forward? It looks like she’s scared of it falling on her and it appears distorted to the viewers. Do you even watch your own channel to see what it looks like??

Watcher
Guest

Tracy was compelling. I loved her tattoo she tried to cover with make-up! I don’t see her coming back though. She doesn’t have that corporate look.

yaughn
Guest

Tegna, want a response to this? Heres one… i “loved king 5’s news broadcast” Now, i watch Q13. Playing musical broadcasters isnt what people want. They want a local station, by local people. Perhaps if people were as important to you as profits, then youd have a better staffing manager.
Buh- bye
Love you all megan coyle, tracy T, mary Lee,…

Mike Barer
Guest

I am a huge fan of Tracy, but I don’t want to put down Cam. I think that she will grow into the job. I took Tracy a little while to transition from radio to TV, but once she did, she was lights out. I think Cam will do the same.

Mike Barer
Guest

I’m sure that Nina, who replaced Tracy at KJR, went through the same thing.

Linda
Guest

Wow! I miss T.T. I thought she was on vacation. Very bad news. Big mistake!

Jodi Nylin
Guest

Used to like watching the King 5 morning news show. Really don’t care for Cam Johnson doing the traffic. She is just plain awful. Not sure if it’s just getting used to a new job or what but, really…she’s terrible. The other news anchor, Budin..I think. Just no snap or pizazz. I love Joyce and Rich….miss the old guys. Will no longer follow the morning show.

Sarah Ludwigson
Guest

Tracy T’s dismissal was a mistake..No other personality like hers..Have switched to another morning show…

Scott Stinson
Guest

From a very long time viewer all the changes in staff have left King 5 with limited talent. Sorry to see Tracy T leave.
Moving on to ch 4 or 13.
King 5 seems to be in disarray.

Pat Hymas
Guest

Where’s Tracy Taylor??? Maybe if you made a HUGE apology to her, she would agree to come back!! Her and Rich made such a good combination, they could have had their own show!! Cam Johnson seems so “plastic “, nothing in the “personality ” department. Don’t believe this trait will change with experience,as someone else predicted, BAD decision King 5!!!

Michael A Breda
Guest

Bring Tracy Taylor Back!! I would guess this was not a cost-saving measure. By now you’ve probably lost 1-2% viewing audience, including my self and family. I do not know the motivation behind the decision but I would surmise it was political.

Kate
Guest

Way too many changes at king 5. Replaced all the trusted anchors, reporters and others with young, imported replacements who do not know our area at all. Just not the same.

Scooter McClain
Guest

My thoughts exactly!

Scooter McClain
Guest

You should hear Ronda Lee’s weather forecast, she acts like she has never seen rain before! She’s awful! I’m sure her previous employer that canned her have an over/under for how long she’ll last. I guess KING 5 is smart for keeping her off of their Facebook account, since that lead to her canning elsewhere.

Krista Goff
Guest

I normally don’t bother with who’s who’s reporting the news. Although I do miss Tracy Taylor in the morning.
She was a delight and funny. Still think of her when I now turn to KIRO 7.

Franky
Guest

I miss Tracy Taylor! She was the reason I watched king 5. I now watch KOMO.

Allisen
Guest

Tracy made me laugh in the morning with her wit and laughter. Cam isn’t personable and has no energy. Watching King 5 upon moving here in 2012 I have now moved onto KIRO 7. You lost a loyal fan. Buh Bye Bye

Maple Valley Stix
Guest

Tracy was a real gem…KING has lost its way…I notice a lot of dead mikes, wrong camera angles etc. since the move.
Must have a bunch of rookies running the show.

Maple Valley Mike
Guest

Wow! Cam has to look at the camera. I was yelled at, when I did weather in Com 465 at WSU for not looking at the camera. Cam, this is big market! Practice looking at us when you do your traffic report!

Maple Valley Mike
Guest

And that was my first ever newscast on cable 8.

Watcher
Guest

Cam is a wall talker.

Maple Valley Mike
Guest

I think she has been following this thread, because she did much better the next time that I watched.

Brian
Guest

I was wondering what happened….Tracy will be missed she always had a lighter side of broadcasting the traffic. and the show as a whole has gone to shit.. m turning the channel. good bye King 5

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