Report Says Longtime WNYW Anchor John Roland May Have Been FBI Informant

You no doubt remember anchor John Roland for his illustrious career at WNYW. Roland spent 35 years at WNYW (originally with the WNEW call letters), before leaving the station in 2004.

Now comes word that he may not have only been reporting for Channel 5.  The Smoking Gun says Roland was an FBI informant in the early 1990s.

Roland has denied being the mole, telling The Smoking Gun that it “sure as heck doesn’t ring a bell.”

Our sister station TVSpy has more details on the Roland story.

Publish date: April 7, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT