Chicago, IL—Okay, retirement was the wrong word to use. It was obviously the reality that CBS was going trough lean times and Pam Zekman took home a King’s Ransom sized paycheck. They laid her and a small busload of newsroom faces off in this drastic economy move.
After a half-century as Chicago's top investigative journalist, Zekman is wealthy and earned herself a dream retirement package. Don’t shed a tear for this legendary, Queen of the Ambush Interview, she is now off to new adventures! By the way, Zekman influenced me too, more than she will ever know!
The more difficult job falls in the hands if WBBM-TV’s News Director, Jeff Harris. He must find a leaner, meaner version of Zekman to fill her shoes.
I know just the top gun investigative reporter and a kick ass producer, perfect for the Chicago market. The ad revenue has to perk up a bit. CBS2 knows it must move on and compete. There is no alternative. Harris has both the guts and savvy to make the right decision. Like me, Harris knows that being number one is never enough!
Here is my Happy Trails video for Zekman: