Three on-air personalities to leave Fox 2 Detroit

Melody Baetens

Three veteran on-air personalities at Fox 2 Detroit will be off air soon as part of an apparent reduction in staff across Fox’s television properties.

Sources confirmed to The Detroit News that Murray Feldman, Jason Carr and Lee Thomas are leaving the station.

A Fox News spokesperson told The Detroit News in a statement that “there is a current restructuring going on at Fox 2 Detroit.”

Feldman was known for his “Job Shop” feature and his “Moneywise” program, and has been with the station since 1976, according to his bio on the Fox 2 website.

Features reporter Jason Carr and film and entertainment reporter Lee Thomas were on air Tuesday morning as co-anchors of “The Nine.”

None of the reporters have confirmed or denied that they are leaving.

A source confirmed that the personnel changes may include retirement or limited buyouts.

In February, Variety reported that 21st Century Fox, Fox Television Stations Group’s parent company, was aiming to reduce staff overhead by $250 million in the 2017 fiscal year.

WWJ’s Russ McNamara tweeted that Feldman was “easily the best — and hardest working — broadcaster I’ve had the privilege to work with.” Feldman responded to McNamara that he is “not leaving the business.”