Just short of 12 years as a regular on Des Moines airwaves, nearly ten of them at Tegna’s WOI as “Good Morning Iowa” co-anchor appear to have ended abruptly earlier this month for Jackie Schmillen.

Her social media has gone silent since the end of September and her bio has disappeared from the station’s website.

That is never a good sign.

So, a guessing game is underway as to what happened between the Iowa native and the station.

And, of course, the station does not “comment on personnel matters” even though its news department expects other companies to spill it on command.

Sooner or later, details will come to light.

Just don’t expect them from station management.