Robinson Ewert, co-owner of ABC6, has left the station. "He resigned and we wish him well," said Kevin P. O'Brien, Ewert's former partner, declining to elaborate.
Industry sources say the station announced the move to employees a couple of weeks ago.
O'Brien, a former president of Meredith Broadcasting Group, worked with Ewert during his Meredith days. And the pair bought the station in 2007. ABC6 has long trailed WJAR (Channel 10) and WPRI (Channel 12) in the local ratings fight. The new ownership has been unable to move the station out of its traditional third-place slot.