Saturday, January 12, 2008

Former WBRE reporter Kathy Bozinski fired from county job

Kathy Bozinski, the former WBRE reporter who has been working the past few years as a spokeswoman for the Luzerne County commissioners, has been fired, Jennifer Learn-Andes of the Times Leader reports. That's quite a picture the TL ran with the story.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

that's not her...it's her wax museum double.
isn't she the one who is around 9 feet tall?

Anonymous said...

It's a man baby, yeah!

Anonymous said...

hey ed lewis, shut up and get back to work

Anonymous said...

Kathy was a nice girl, no question about it. But what TV station would take her back now. She's essentially a Democratic party mouthpiece. No fault of her own; that was just her job all those years. And no TV station would want someone of that public perception in its midst. My prediction: you'll see her show up at the Times Leader, maybe in some sort of online editorial capacity. Or maybe in some fluffed up useless do-nothing position like omsbudsmen or something

Anonymous said...

"She's essentially a Democratic party mouthpiece."

How does that make her different from Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson, Ted Koeppel, Cokie Roberts or the host of other news anchors who left the newsroom and become Democratic spokespersons or at least advocates for the Party and its issues?

Anonymous said...

lookin like she gonna whoop up on someone's ass! It's the angry "hey where's my debit card?" look

Anonymous said...

Ewwww! She looks like that psycho she-male who gained 15 minutes of Internet faming by telling everybody to lay off Britney Spears. FUGLY!!!

LOSERSLAYER said...

Yes! and Skrepenak,Petrilla & Urban are GORGEOUS!!!
This sounds like all the midgets,miscreants and losers Kathy "brushed off" got together with the STUBBIE CHUBBIES that wish they were Kathy to have some childish high school fun!
Grow up!

Anonymous said...

You've got to feel for her. Imagine being sent out to face the media to mouth Skrep's "It Is What It Is" line. She behaved as honorably as possible while working for thieves and liars, and got shoved under the bus by her good buddy Greg.

Petrilla says she'll spend whatever time it takes to answer reporter questions? That'll last until, say, mid-Feb.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding. The position of public information officer is an at-will employee. It's the same as press secretary for the White House, they come and go with the change of presidents so look for Petrilla to hire one of her own croonies for the job in a few weeks. Someone needs to write up news releases with spelling errors or give tours of the courthouse to grade-school students.
All that power went to Skrepenak's head and he has to get used to eating from the bottom.

Anonymous said...

9:15AM--
Tell me more about the "croonies" and let's hear the lecture me about spelling errors one more time.

Anonymous said...

Vince will have her on his Washington staff

Anonymous said...

Speaking of PR idiots - how about Spinderalla Shedlock is now Lackawanna's PR rep. Anyone else read that in the paper? Aren't those the people who hated her and now she works for them?

Anonymous said...

I don't think there was any shortage of TS employees submitting resumes to W&O over the past month, and I don't mean for just the PR job. More to come, my guess. Why? What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Skrep has a lot of "croonies" singing for their suppers. He puts the bill on nis debit card.

Anonymous said...

The words "her" and "she" need not apply here. Some of you really believe she was born a woman? You need to get out in the world, people.
Lola. L-o-l-a, lola. Lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-laaaaaaaa.
Skrep needs to go too. Someone needs to tell him his sh-- does, indeed, stink to high heaven.

Eponymous Anonymous said...

"Bozinski said she prepared hundreds of proclamations each year and helped to administrate the content on the county’s Web page. During recent controversies over debit card spending and fiscal problems, Bozinski said she fielded media inquiries from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m."

someone earning nearly 60K a year needs to do more than write up proclamations and "administer the county's (lame-ass) Web page." You could hire some greenhorn straight out of college for less than half that. If a county the size of Luzerne needs a public information officer, then the job has to be more than learning how to spell "whereas" and running interference for a political rube like Skrepenak.

As for taking calls from reporters until 10 p.m. - who cares? You're telling me that as a reporter Kathy never called any flaks after horus? How quickly we forget.

And re her personal appearance, Kathy no doubt is, shall we say, an unusual-looking woman. Tall, very, very tall, big bones with a wide jowly smile and surprisingly flat-chested for such a big girl. But she's not at all unattractive, just different and she carries all her stuff well. This is not a fair photo.

Anonymous said...

8:27 am
You need to get your tran-ar fixed.
This photo is more than fair.
She was overpaid and unnecessary.
She was hired by an arrogant politician who has an inflated sense of self-importance and does not think he has to answer to his constituents.

Bill Mecca said...

Some people are brave in their anonymity aren't they? Kathy is a real pro and I predict she will be back better than ever. For those that are critical of just what a "public information officer" does, they have no clue as to what is really involved behind the scenes. Depending upon who the elected officials are, she could deserve twice her salary.

Bill Mecca said...

oh, and you have to question the TL choice of photo. With as long as Kathy has been a force in the local media, there must be hundreds of photos of her, and they chose that one?

Anonymous said...

Jesus, what's in the water in NEPA?! Fugly women, and candy ass bitchy men.

Anonymous said...

Man hands. Vise grips of love.

Anonymous said...

Billy... Bozinski "a force" in local media? You're kidding, right?

Anonymous said...

one word Jealousy. Oh, did I spell that right.

Bill Mecca said...

force, as in presence. LOL If you've ever stood next to her you don't doubt her presence. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Kathy's smarter than any of 'em down at the courthouse, and she tried to provide advice and counsel; she tried to steer Skrep and his pals AWAY from the open manholes.

But it really IS an "old boy network" down there, with an emphasis on BOY. She was left refilling the seltzer bottles for a bunch of clowns.

Kathy could have and would have helped them all if they'd been smart enough to ask and listen.

Petrilla's not going to get very far trying to bigfoot the place with only Urban in her corner.

eponymous anonymous said...

add her name to the list of roadkill women who tried to buck the system: Lokuta, Stankovic, Medico et al. That's one tough machine.
Only a soulless sycophant like Jill Moran can survive as a woman in such an environment.

Anonymous said...

Bozinski a woman who tried to buck the system? Please! She was a political hire who got the job because she was connected. Someone new is in charge and she's out. That's politics. She was part of the system and part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

Funny how K-Boz was fired and all those credit card assholes are still in office.
She deserves better. Petrilla's a bitch and a turncoat to women. We'll remember next election.

Anonymous said...

8:45 pm is obviously another man trying to pass himself off as a woman.
Petrilla is just what the county mess needs. We will for sure remember her next election, and she gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

Petrilla IS a MESS!She was the controller when the "debit card mess" was happening. She had ALL the information, but withheld it until AFTER the election.
She had her political consultant telling her what to do and when to make her moves. She is a liar.
It is all going to come out in the "SUNSHINE", soon......

Anonymous said...

Petrilla is Miss Hatheway & Captain Queeg with a Bipolar disorder.
She's FUGLY!YIKES!

Anonymous said...

Now that Skep has been castrated did Pesterrilla have it surgically connected?

Anonymous said...

Petrilla has my vote so we can keep her in office and watch her slowly melt down.
Can't wait 'till the next meetin:)

Fly on the Wall said...

Speaking of Petrilla:
It's interesting that none of the brilliant NEPA media minds has brought up Petrilla's role in the 1994 state rep race in the Hazleton area.
Petrilla used to work for Tom "Turncoat Tommy" Stish, and surreptitiously called PHEAA and obtained confidential student loan information on Stish's opponent, Susan Parrick. Stish was indicted by a grand jury but one of Mike Conahan's political cronies was appointed special district judge to hear the case and tossed the charges.
This is all well documented and was widely reported in the press at the time.
Just bringing it up to point out that she's no white knight herself.

Anonymous said...

I always thought Kathy was attractive in a certain way. She's a big girl, but she comes from a basketball family.

Anonymous said...

Petrilla is a deceitful LIAR!

Anonymous said...

Deceitful liars will always have a home in Luzerne County government.

Anonymous said...

Skrep IS an ASS, but it's true,
Petrilla is a deceitful liar.

Anonymous said...

Ed Mitchell is the new majority commissioner.......
Viva la puppetmaster

Anonymous said...

Here's my theory: the vicious woman-haters who post here are small. Small minds, small lives, small pee-pees.

Competent, confident men who are comfortable in their own skin (and able to please a woman in bed) do not write these kinds of things. They frankly don't spend a lot of time here, period.

So go to it, you vicious little girly men, hiding behind your anonymity. Spew some more hate.

Anonymous said...

I think it's girly wannabe men chicks leaving the jealous posts.
sad.very sad.

Anonymous said...

If you think this is bad check out Gene Padden's blog site!

Anonymous said...

You mean...Gene Padden is leaving all these comments?

Anonymous said...

No, Gene isn't leaving these comments, he's get comments WORSE than these. It's sick.

Anonymous said...

Kathy does not deserve this.

Anonymous said...

I like Kathy. She was very nice to me at the court house.
I never saw her act anything than nice to people.
What a shame. People should stop and think before they write mean heartless things.

Anonymous said...

I work at the court house and let me tell you Petrilla is no picnic!
The people of Luzerne county are in for a bad time.

Anonymous said...

Kathy was the nicest person in the county hornet's nest
thats why she's gone

Anonymous said...

I am from the Latino community and our experience with Ms. Bozinski at the courthouse was wonderful. What a lovely person.We support you in whatever you do. God Bless you.

enfsaidnow said...

What a bunch of a-holes Kathy is a true sweetheart. And in my eyes she is a stunning WOMAN. Here is what I think is so funny you people who write all those nasty, mean things about her hide behind what anonymous said. Get real and I am sure you are perfect and you wife/girlfriend is a movie star. Funny thing half of you people who wrote this bull about her were the same people who smiled at her to her face.

Anonymous said...

enfsaidnow thank you for your post!
I am a friend of Kathy's and I am sick of all the nasty comments.
She is a wonderful person. Anyone would be proud to have her as a friend!

Anonymous said...

I know Kathy from way back. She is and always has been nothing but nice. She is a true professional.

Anonymous said...

"...job will be based on qualifications..."

Kathy is probably the most qualified person in the area. let's get real here Petrilla.

...and like she doesn't know how to work a website!!!! rolleyes

Anonymous said...

I love Kathy. I think she is great!
There a lot of people in the news business who are very jealous of this woman.Instead of get kicks out of her failings, they need to focus on fixing their own problems like facelifts that have gone wrong, weight issues, and looking old and tired on camera. Spread love, not hate.

Anonymous said...

Kathy got screwed over by the politicus corruptus maximus circus at the county. it's a shame. She was a great reporter and a very professional person.
She's also a really nice person. I've met her, Seen her out many times, and she's a graceful, poised, and educated woman with quite a presence and an air about her, without being snobby at all. I don't understand all these comments about her being unattractive at all. I always thought she was nothing short of a bombshell in person. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and elegant, I always thought. I'd date her in a New York minute + would love for the opportunity to get her over a couple glasses of wine + dinner........y'all don't know what's good. Tall chicks is where it's at............

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