If T.J. Holmes will get the boot due to his extra-marital actions, ABC brass shall be sorry to lose a giant up-and-coming expertise. But Page Six hears that some manufacturing employees will breathe a giant sigh of aid.
Insiders say that whereas Holmes — who’s “very doubtless” not returning to the present after his affair with “GMA3” co-anchor Amy Robach was uncovered — acquired glowing opinions from execs for his expertise each on-the-air and as a producer.
But he’s recognized to be a terror round manufacturing staffers on set. “He terrorizes the employees. They hate him. He yells at producers, snaps at folks and other people don’t wish to work with him,” one supply advised Page Six.
Another supply described him as “snooty” and “nasty” to staffers whereas one other business insider stated he had a status for being “a douche… lengthy earlier than this scandal erupted.”
“He loves himself, and actually thinks he’s an enormous star. He acts like he’s scorching s–t,” they stated.
“He’s nicer when he’s across the high anchors, but when he’s not with them, he acts like he runs the place and isn’t as good,” the supply added.
The first supply suggested to not get on his unhealthy facet as a result of, “he holds a grudge.” (While his rep didn’t remark, a supply near Holmes referred to as the barbs a “clear and baseless character assassination towards T.J.”)
They additional warned: “ABC News expertise to be ready… you could possibly be subsequent!’
But plainly when the higherups have their eye on him, Holmes is a really completely different character.
An insider advised us his most up-to-date efficiency opinions from high execs offered to move of expertise Galen Gordon are stuffed with feedback that forged him as “being versatile and a go-to.”
In the studies he’s additionally praised for his “skill to deal with the toughest of stories but in addition mild tales with coronary heart and heat.” The studies say that he’s distinctive on the community “for bringing context to tough tales and at all times discovering that vital nugget…. [a] Swiss military knife, if you’ll,” they stated.
“‘GMA’ execs stated every day they fight to determine the place to greatest deploy T.J. to enhance the present. The solely criticism… was that… [he] may be gradual to reply or non-responsive when producers attain out to him,” they added.
A fifth particular person advised us that Holmes has to work tougher than different ABC expertise, and described him as “overworked and under-supported.”
“He had a heavier work load than everybody else. He wasn’t simply presenting his segments. He was producing them. He did double responsibility for years,” they stated.
“If you have been on the ball, you have been high-quality. If you dropped the ball or did mediocre work, he wasn’t one to chew his tongue, however he was at all times skilled,” they stated.
After anchoring stints at CNN and BET, Holmes discovered himself having to “climb his manner again” to high anchor standing — and it began with in a single day shifts at ABC, we’re advised.
“That was most likely demoralizing for him, and which may have mirrored in his conduct, however he’s no worse than every other tv expertise,” a sixth supply stated.
Despite differing opinions about the way in which he has handled employees, the overall consensus, in keeping with a sixth supply, is, “T.J. is sweet at his job… He’s meticulous and he holds folks to [high] ranges of accountability. Not everybody needs to work that arduous — he’s a superb journalist they usually all get pegged as being tough as a result of they’re meticulous,” the sixth supply stated.
Meanwhile, we’re advised that neither Holmes nor Robach anticipated their affair would jeopardize their jobs as hosts of “GMA3.”
Although extra of Holmes’ “indiscretions” have come out since their workplace affair was revealed, studies suggesting Robach was blindsided by the alleged flings are laughable, in keeping with sources accustomed to the state of affairs.
For instance, Robach “was greatest pals with Natasha [Singh],” the lady he had a three-year affair with whereas married to spouse Marilee Fiebig, an insider stated.
Holmes was accused of yet one more workplace affair as he and Robach skipped city on Tuesday.
Reps didn’t get again to us.