Friday, April 30, 2010

Michael Ware Still With CNN

New York Times media writer, Brian Stelter, confirms that Michael Ware remains with CNN.

"Michael Ware has spent so much of the past nine years reporting from war zones for Time magazine and CNN that it’s almost like he’s a citizen of Iraq.

That experience, he says, has left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. In an interview on Thursday, he said that CNN wanted him back in the field before he felt he was ready and, as a result, he was under the impression that he had been released from his contract. “I required further time off than I think CNN was able to give,” he said.

But there may have been a misunderstanding. On Friday CNN said that Mr. Ware is still employed by the network, disputing an unsourced report on a blog that he was no longer working for the network and that the disorder was a reason.

“We will continue to support him during this time,” the cable news network said in a statement. The network said it was “rightly regarded as an industry leader” in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, and that it offers support services to past and present employees.

Mr. Ware’s agent, Richard Leibner, said, “They are clearly standing with him now.”"


Earlier: Michael Ware Exits CNN?

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We get great benefits for PTSD, etc. Think about where Michael's been, plus our countless others who go to places Haiti without thinking twice, and you'll understand why.

8:36 PM  

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