Former Detroit TV Host Launches New Show ‘Jason Carr Drive’ On Facebook
Jason Carr is back. Nearly three months after the eccentric TV news personality was dismissed from his job at Detroit's WDIV-TV, Carr has launched a new show he calls 'Jason Carr Drive' on Facebook.
What Happened to Jason Carr?
News of Carr's demise at the Detroit NBC affiliate came as a complete shock to viewers in December of last year when he suddenly disappeared from the station known as 'Local 4.' Carr remained tight-lipped on the matter, essentially vanishing from social media until the launch of his new show yesterday (2/22).
The Detroit Free Press reported in December that an off-air dustup with a coworker led to admonishments from management for the former 'Live in the D' host. Carr then carried the disagreement to a live segment which was streamed on the station's website but not carried on its broadcast channel.
"You and I both work with somebody, and you know exactly who I'm gonna talk about," Carr said on-camera, addressing someone not visible on the video. "who is infamously cranky, cantankerous, sullen. Rarely smiles or laughs. ... I see him being gregarious with other people, but all I have ever gotten from him is cantankerous. Why he and I are not friends ... I literally have no idea."
New Show Available Only Online
Carr, who worked at Flint's WJRT-TV prior to joining Detroit's WJBK-TV, is married to WJBK's Taryn Asher. The couple met while working at the Flint ABC station.
Since his unceremonious departure from WDIV-TV, Carr has not accepted employment with any other broadcast outlets. His new venture is available online only, on his Facebook channel.
During the show's launch, Carr thanked viewers for their positive comments and well wishes during his absence.
Carr indicates that he plans to host the new online show each weekday at 9 am. During the first show, Carr kept things light by talking about his dogs and reading a few messages from viewers. The format of the show moving forward has yet to be revealed.