Barry Jackson wrote:
Former Dolphins tight end Joe Rose is leaving NBC-6
Former Dolphins tight end Joe Rose, one of South Florida’s most recognizable sportscasters, is leaving his job as NBC-6’s lead sportscaster at the end of the year but will remain in radio, as a morning host on WQAM-560 and the Dolphins’ radio analyst on WINZ-940.
NBC 6 said Rose is retiring after nearly 20 years at the station.
But according to a station source, Rose, 57, has told people that NBC 6 is inexplicably buying out the last year of his contract, and he’s perfectly fine with that.
Station management has made decisions that have angered the sports staff in the past year, including dramatically cutting the length of the evening sportscasts. Though Rose is comfortable with the decision, NBC 6 looks foolish for buying him out.
“It’s time for me to slow down and get a decent night’s sleep,” Rose said. “It’s been a fun ride.”
The station also is still searching for a replacement for No. 2 sportscaster Courtney Fallon, who took a job with CBS Sports Net. Stefano Fusaro, a Univision sportscaster in Houston, has spoken to NBC 6 about that job.
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