Pittsburgh TV station fires employee who added graphic calling Tom Brady ‘Known Cheater’

Lucy Burdge
January 30, 2019 - 5:20 pm

A Pittsburgh TV station has fired the employee responsible for adding a “Known Cheater” graphic under Tom Brady during footage of him speaking at the Patriots send-off rally on Sunday.

The city’s CBS affiliate, KDKA, released a statement confirming the firing on Wednesday.

“While fans are entitled to have personal opinions, we have a journalistic responsibility to provide unbiased reporting,” the statement reads. “The graphic that appeared Monday violated our news standards. The individual who created the graphic no longer works for KDKA-TV.”

The chyron was only on the screen for a few seconds but that was enough for people to notice and cost someone a job.