WDSU's Roop Raj Leaves For Shittier City
Written by NOLAFugees Staff
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 01:39
Explaining his decision to leave WDSU, television reporter Roop Raj cited the New Orleans citizens' optimism in the face of obvious soul-crushing adversity.
“Don’t get me wrong, New Orleans sucks plenty,” Raj said. “But no matter how shitty it gets, the good folks still find a way to persevere and enjoy life. Therefore my best option at this point is to go somewhere even more shitty, where hope was abandoned long ago: my beloved hometown of Detroit.”
From a career standpoint, Raj, who joined WDSU in 2002, admitted that while the years he spent in New Orleans were enjoyable, he could no longer sustain the belief that one day he would succeed WDSU's chief anchor Norman Robinson.
“Let’s face it,” Raj said. “When the guy you hope to replace gets caught pissing in the middle of the street and you still don’t get the call, it’s time to read the writing on the wall. And, I might add, Detroit is a much larger market. Like my good friend Cookie said, cash in while you can."
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