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SHORT TAKES : Channel One Reporter Quits

June 19, 1990|From Times Wire Services

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Brian Tochi, who provides the movie voice for sewer-dwelling, pizza-gobbling Ninja turtle Leonardo, has left his job as a correspondent for the controversial school news show Channel One.

An opponent of Channel One had charged that Tochi wasn't really 25 years old, as its producers, Whittle Communications of Knoxville, Tenn., has claimed. Tochi isn't saying how old he is but says he's leaving so a mistake he made years ago won't detract from the show. Whittle touts its news team as young professionals who can relate to teen-agers.

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