790 The Ticket parts ways with Ethan J. Skolnick

Ethan J. Skolnick
Ethan J. Skolnick

790 The Ticket announced Thursday that afternoon drive-time host Ethan J. Skolnick is no longer employed by the station, in the wake of his Aug. 10 arrest.

Skolnick, 44, was arrested and charged with battering his 70-year-old father in Boca Raton. Skolnick was released the following day to his parents.

Slolnick had been the station’s afternoon drive host for more than a year after previously working on 790’s early afternoon show.

“Unfortunately he is no longer with the station,” 790 host Brendan Tobin read in a statement Thursday afternoon. “Everyone here wishes him the best as he goes through these challenging times in his personal life. We hope that he gets back to covering Miami sports soon. We won’t be commenting any further.”

Skolnick previously was a sports writer for the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post and Bleacher Report. He was among The Herald’s writers covering the Heat during the 2015-16 season.

He had worked as a senior NBA writer for CBS Sports from last September until recently.

Curtis Stevenson, who was dropped by WQAM in May in a cost-cutting move, recently has been hosting the afternoon drive show with Chris Perkins.