Category: Gone

BUH-BYE TRISH

Well, that audition for The Show didn’t work out so well, did it? We call it an audition because Trish Regan’s “impeachment rant” of a few weeks back sure seemed like she was trying ...

THAT DIDN’T LAST LONG

Page Six is reporting that legendary producer Bill Geddie is out as EP of Tamron Hall’s relatively-new talk show. And could Bill O’Reilly be to blame? Geddie, who we can either credit or blame ...

MATTHEWS RESIGNS

Chris Matthews, the veteran political anchor and voluble host of the long-running MSNBC talk show “Hardball,” resigned on Monday night, an abrupt departure from a television perch that made him a fixture of politics ...

THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG

It was just last September that Scripps’ news director Paul Alexander took on double duties at KRIS. In addition to his news director job at the Corpus Christi station, Alexander added the title “Director ...

HEADED FOR A NEW MEDIA VENTURE

After 17 years in the trenches for Tegna’s WWL, New Orleans, reporter Thanh Truong signed off Friday, headed for the world of podcasting. Truong and his wife will fire up a “true crime” podcast ...

THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

We reported earlier this week that something was up at WINK in Ft. Myers, FL with the recent abrupt exit of anchor Bob Irzyk and the rumored exit of meteorologist Scott Zedeker. The other ...

WHERE’D HE GO?

Now it can be told. After days of speculating down in Victoria, TX, viewers now know that KAVU chief meteorologist Bill Alexander is gone, out the door, finished, phhhfffft. Brian Burns, station owner Morgan ...

OUT THE DOOR

KSHB sports reporter and anchor Ryan Marshall announced he is leaving the station. Marshall did not indicate where he was going next. He’d been at the station for nearly five years.

THE RAFER WEIGEL SAGA ENDS

That shudder-inducing scandal involving sexting and allegations of revenge porn has cost Rafer Weigel his job at Fox-owned WFLD in Chicago, IL Less than a year after he was moved off weekends to take ...

SO LONG UNCLE BARKY

Longtime blogger Ed Bark has retired his media column in DFW. Bark writes: “It’s time for me to go. Not from the mortal coil just yet. After 40 years of covering local and national ...

ON THE OTHER HAND….

KSHB kicked off the new year by knocking off  “Kansas City Live,” the pay-to-play lifestyle show that ran at 10:00 AM. It’s unclear if hosts like Crystle Lampitt will remain with the station. This ...

GONE IN THE CORN BELT

Tegna’s WOI in Ames, IA is looking for a new news director after showing April Samp the door. Samp served more than five years as news director at the station. She’s also been an ...

WITHOUT A TRACE

With little fanfare, anchor Nilda Rosario disappeared from the set of Telemundo’s New York flagship WNJU. Her last day on the air was Wednesday, December 11. There are currently no details about the reasons ...

THE COST OUTWEIGHED THE BENEFIT

Today is the last day that Sinclair news directors and producers have to deal with the marble-mouthed ‘must-run” commentaries of Administration publicist/Sinclair’s soon-to-be-former chief political analyst Boris Epshteyn and his faint liberal shadow Ameshia ...

CHICAGO SIGN-OFF

After six years behind the weekend morning anchor desk, Susan Carlson signed off this weekend at NBCU’s WMAQ. She told viewers on social media she’s going part-time to reporting three days a week. Frank ...

WHAT SHE DID FOR LOVE

After nearly two decades, anchor Blanca Garza has his the exit door at Telemundo’s KSTS in San Jose, CA, and the business, for very personal reasons. Garza married earlier this year and told Media ...

OUT IN LA (LOWER ALABAMA)

Lena Sadiwskyj has left Gray’s WTVY in Dothan, AL as her two year contract expired. She told Rick Gevers she’s hoping to announce her next move soon. Sadiwskyj’s also been an ND in Knoxville, ...

KICKED TO THE CURB IN DA BURGH

It’s official. Pittsburgh meteorologist Kevin Benson‘s September bust for DUI, during which police testing found an “inactive cocaine metabolite in his blood” has led to his termination by Cox-owned WPXI. “Kevin Benson is no ...

ANOTHER VET EXITS THE BUSINESS

For 20 of his 26 years as a reporter for Sinclair’s KATV in Little Rock, AR, Jason Pederson fielded, and tried to solve, consumer problems as the station’s “Seven On Your Side” advocate. What ...

AN UNCEREMONIOUS, BUT EXPECTED, DUMPING

You might remember that back in mid-August, we told you that FIOS1 News would be pulling the plug in mid-November. It’s mid-November. FIOS1 News went dark Wednesday….a few days before RNN’s contract with Verizon ...

NEVER A GOOD SIGN

That sinking feeling when you check out a news director’s social media and this is what you get: Scripps’ KJRH is going through news directors like tv news people go through a buffet. The ...

A MESSY BREAK-UP

Cris Carter’s run at FOX Sports has ended in an acrimonious fashion. FOX Sports has issued a statement confirming that Carter no longer is employed by the company. The Hall of Fame receiver, who ...

OUT THE DOOR IN CHICAGO

Kelly Crull is gone at NBC Sports Chicago after six years. The usual corporate template was used to send her out the door. “We appreciate everything Kelly has delivered to our network over the ...

SHE’S SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

The sudden exit of NY1 traffic reporter Adelle Caballero last week was evidently explained away to her shocked colleagues as Caballero seeking that ever-elusive “work-life balance.” She didn’t care for the front office’s explanation ...

CALLING A CAREER TIME-OUT

It’s two years and out for KRIV reporter Lindsey Henry. Henry is leaving the Houston Fox O&O to take a break from her career and do some traveling with her significant other, a chap ...

OUT IN THE WINDY CITY

Three years is starting to look like a long time in the turnover-prone world of tv news, but when youthink about it, it’s pretty much the life of the average contract. So one cycle ...

STARNES OUT AT FOX

Fox News has been flirting with an InfoWars-type approach with the recent launch of its Fox Nation subscription streamer, but it may be having some second thoughts. Radio host and sometime tv panelist Todd ...

BECOMING AN UNPERSON

Judgement may sometimes come tardy in the tv news business, but when it arrives, it is swift and ruthless. Dray Clark, a reporter and anchor with NBC-owned WCAU in Philadelphia for the past two ...

SAYING GOODBYE

Palmira Pérez has left her anchor job at the Bay Area’s KDTV. Her departure from the Univision station had been announced earlier in the year but her final farewell didn’t occur until September 19th. ...

GONE IN OKLAHOMA

Long-time investigative/consumer reporter Scott Hines has left KFOR (NBC) after 15-years. The station featured a nice goodbye pkg on him. Hines took to Facebook himself to say farewell to those who followed him and ...

GONE

Houston Texas Blogger Mike McGuff reports David Loving  who served as President and General Manager of Univision 45 Houston KXLN is gone according to multiple sources. In his time at Univision, KLXN became the ...

GONE IN CHICAGO

An unceremonious “buh-bye” to Derrick Young, out after eight years as morning traffic reporter at CBS-owned WBBM. His swan song was on Tuesday, after a long run that began in 2011. Young won an ...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. BUH-BYE

Mike Snuffer has left Quincy Media’s  WSIL in Harrisburg, IL during the same month in which he celebrated his 16th anniversary as ND here. He left about eight months after an ownership change. Snuffer is a ...

AN EMPTY DESK IN LA

From a Left Coast Newsblueser: Kris Knutsen, the still-popular KTTV news director (and one of few stabilizing forces in a newsroom that has been racked by cuts that led to rating crashes) has been ...

ORLANDO NEWS DIRECTOR GONE

He abruptly left the newsroom on Thursday. On Friday, he was designated “former” news director. Jeff Zeller  led the newsroom at Fox-owned WOFL in Orlando for nearly ten years after being moved up from ...

WHAT’S NEXT? WHO KNOWS?

News anchor Nick VinZant said goodbye over the weekend after three-plus years at Quincy Media’s KVOA in Tucson AZ. Someone’s gonna miss him And he heads off into the sunset for parts unknown.

GONE IN BUFFALO

WKBW (ABC) Buffalo  General Manager Michael Nurse and two prominent members of the station’s sales department were released from their duties last week by a representative of E.W. Scripps Company, the station’s owner, reports ...

DID HE EVEN UNPACK?

After just four months on the job, Adam Wilhelm has left Quincy Media’s WBNG in Binghamton, NY. He most recently worked for WOFL in Orlando, and has also worked at stations in Atlanta, Miami, Milwaukee, ...

#METOO CLAIMS ANOTHER

A.J. Calloway has been dropped as the co-host of the syndicated “Extra” following multiple allegations of sexual assault. Calloway fronted the showbiz news show for 14 years until he was suspended by Warner Bros. ...

OUT THE DOOR IN ORLANDO

After 6 ½ years at the helm of Fox-owned dupoly WOFL/WRBW in Orlando, FL and WOGX in Gainesville, Allyson Meyers cleared out her desk last week and apparently left the business for unspecified “family ...

BUH-BYE….FOR NOW

The forecast for WFAA meteorologist Colleen Coyle is clear sailing and no on-air shifts ahead. After 9 years, she’s signed off from the Tegna Dallas station and headed in the opposite direction from the ...

A SHORT STAY IN TOPEKA

After just a year at the station, sports reporter and anchor Nicole Feyh signed off at Gray’s WIBW in Topeka, KS. Smiling through the tears, Feyh said she was choosing a different career path, ...

A SLIP OF THE LIP SINKS A CAREER

Yes, it was definitely something veteran Detroit investigative reporter Kevin Dietz said. Dietz, who is now a FORMER reporter for Graham Media’s WDIV, was terminated following a comment he made about a black reporter ...

SOCIAL MEDIA BLUNDER

A Blogger for Salt Lake City’s BarStool Sports is out of a job after making light of a missing girls plight. That girl, Mackenzie Lueck was later found dead and a suspect arrested. KSTU ...

OUT IN PHOENIX

There’s an abrupt ND change at Meredith’s Phoenix duopoly, KTVK/KPHO. Dan Wilson is gone, effective immediately, after 3 ½ years. Jamie Ioos is serving as the interim ND there. Wilson previously was an ND in West ...

AND JUST LIKE THAT….SHE’S GONE.

It is the dreaded “404/Page Not Found” for the online bio of weekend anchor Lydia Esparra, formerly of Gray’s WOIO in Cleveland, OH. Sunday she was anchoring, Monday she was gone and her station ...

KCBS GM IS GONE

We mentioned his departure a few weeks back, with some grumbling of concerns, but Steve Mauldin, president and general manager of KCBS-KCAL Los Angeles, retired May 31, wrapping up 40-plus years in television.  He’s ...

BUH-BYE TO THE BIZ

Another tv news vet has decided to kiss the business to pursue other goals in life. Beau Berman, a Pittsburgh native and Penn State grad has signed off from Hearst’s WTAE in Pittsburgh after ...

DEPARTING THE BIG EASY

WDSU (NBC) weekend news anchor and reporter Juliana Mazza has packed her bags and headed North. The native New Englander has left the New Orleans NBC television network affiliate, where she has worked for the ...

HASTY EXIT IN TALLY

David Lee has left Scripps’ WTXL in Tallahassee, FL after more than five years as ND. He’s a former Assistant ND for KCOY in Santa Maria, CA, and earlier worked at KION in Salinas-Monterey, CA. During his career, ...

INDY VET TAKES THE EXIT

And still another member of the “Three Decades + Club” departs. Veteran reporter David MacAnally called it a career at Dispatch Broadcasting’s WTHR Ah…the bittersweetness of it all. “It’s a very bittersweet day for ...

A STATEMENT REGARDING LEE CRUSE

“After careful consideration, Scripps’ WLEX has decided to part ways with Lee Cruse. WLEX is committed to reflecting our diverse audiences through our coverage and to upholding equitable, diverse and inclusive practices in our ...

FIRED!

Longtime Baltimore tv news staple Mary Bubala’s station bio and her picture on the WJZ website were the first to go missing. Now she’s gone. “Mary Bubala is no longer a WJZ-TV employee,” vice ...

SAYING “SORRY” IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

Babbel, an online language learning platform is profusely apologizing this morning after an ad turned up on Tucker Carlson‘s Fox “News” whinefest. The Fox News PR department, of course, had a response. “We will ...

THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

To absolutely no one’s surprise – well almost no one – Natalie Morales made it official. In a Good Friday news dump, no less. She’s leaving “Access Hollywood” after three years with the program. ...

BUT WILL IT BE MISSED ?

It’s two seasons and out for “Page Six TV,” yet another daily half-hour strip focused on trivial pop poop . Co-hosted by Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Carlos Greer, “Page Six TV” will remain ...

“AND LIKE THAT….HE’S GONE”

In the movie “The Usual Suspects”, Verbal Kint was referring to elusive criminal Keyser Soza. The headline quote also applies to anchor Brad Johansen, suddenly and cryptically out the door at Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL ...

A QUICK EXIT IN COLUMBUS

News director Steve Koles is out as Director of News and Digital Content at Dispatch Broadcasting’s WBNS in Columbus, OH. His abrupt departure came Friday and was just 9 months after he arrived at ...

A HIGHER CALLING BECKONS

Here’s a career switch you don’t see all that often: Weeknight sports anchor Gabriel Sotelo of Telemundo’s KSTS in San Jose, CA has left the station and the business to become a pastor and ...

CNN CUTS MARK GERAGOS

Mark Geragos, celebrity attorney who became famous for defending and trying high-profile cases, was fired Monday as a contributor to CNN after multiple media outlets reported he is a “co-conspirator” in a lawsuit filed ...

UH-OH. GONE MISSING

While a station bio remains cached in one of the Internet’s remote corners, Mark Schofield, anchor for Northwest Broadcasting’s KSWT in Yuma, AZ is evidently no longer with the station, according to a southwestern ...

GONE IN MILWAUKEE

After 15 years sitting at the anchor desk, Brad Hicks rather abruptly left Tribune’s WITI this week. He’d been off the air in recent weeks. We’re told it’s a family issue by the station ...

CHICAGO SHAKEUP

The ratings cellar is not a fun place to be and if you are the most visible component of a newscast, you’re the most vulnerable. And post-sweeps ’tis the season to be at your ...

DFW TRAILBLAZER HANGS IT UP

Dallas-Ft. Worth’s first African-American tv news anchor signed off at the end of the book (and the week) John McCaa said goodbye to the WFAA audience for the last time after 35 years at ...

“PURSUING OTHER OPPORTUNITIES”

Reporter and fill-in anchor Emily Kinzer left Nexstar’s WISH in Indianapolis, IN last month after two years with the station. Of course it’s bittersweet but a new adventure beckons. “I have some bittersweet news ...

NEW HORIZONS SOUGHT

Chelsea Edwards is now a FORMER reporter for Disney’s KABC in LA. And it’s oh! So bittersweet… “‪I’ve got some bittersweet news to share! After more than 3 years with ABC7, I am moving ...

KXAS ANCHOR FINAL SHOW

KXAS (NBC) early morning co-anchor Marc Fein made it official late last week, announcing via social media that Friday was his last day at the station.    “That’s a wrap! Today was my last ...

A DENVER HOUSECLEANING AHEAD OF NEXSTAR?

It wasn’t even two years ago that Tribune’s KDVR excitedly trumpeted the return of long-departed Denver tv new vet Ernie Bjorkman to an anchor chair. Now, as Corey Lewandowski might say….”WOMP WOMP”. Bjorkman was ...

WRAL METEOROLOGIST DEPARTS

WRAL (CBS) chief meteorologist Greg Fishel no longer has a job, the station announced in an on-air statement Wednesday evening. The company cited a “personnel matter” as the reason for Fishel’s departure.  The statement ...

UH-OH

Guess who appears to be out the door at Disney’s WABC after nearly thrity years? Bill Evans had been senior meteorologist at the station and a community fixture. But his social media is shut ...

A DECADE AND OUT

You’ll just have to be patient to hear about her next move, but after ten years, CNN tech correspondent Laurie Segall has packed it in. “Some personal news… my documentary on Facebook airing this ...

HE’S “DECIDED TO MOVE ON”

No doubt with a little help from the higher ups, Andres Chaparro has exited Telemundo’s KDEN in Denver. “Andres Chaparro has decided to move on from Telemundo Denver. We wish him well in his ...

BOB COSTAS RETIRES

Bob Costas’ 40-year career with NBC Sports is over.  “It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” Costas told the New York Post in an interview that was published Tuesday. An NBC representative confirmed with ...

OUT THE DOOR IN CLEVELAND

We’re getting reports that Mona Kosar Abdi has left Scripps’ WEWS in Cleveland, OH after two years. She was the weekday reporter and weekend morning anchor, coming to the station from WSET in Roanoke, ...

“ERROR 404” AT TEGNA PHOENIX

Over the weekend, a Phoenix tipster confided that both anchor/reporter Brandon Hamilton and sports reporter Tresa Tudrick out at Tegna’s KPNX. We checked and, sure enough, an attempt to bring up their station bios ...

“DISAPPEARED” IN DA ‘BURGH

After 23 years of calling the weather shots at CBS-owned KDKA in Pittsburgh, chief meteorologist Jeff  Verszyla had a surprising Twitter message for viewers. “FYI to all my faithful viewers for the last 23 ...

ANOTHER KARE EXIT

And the revolving door continues to spin at Tegna’s KARE in the Twin Cities. The latest to leave is Jeff Edmondson, one of the few meteorologists of color the market has seen, is out ...

PIX AM REPORTER OUT THE DOOR

Tribune flagship WPIX in New York, is losing a longtime member of the team. Reporter Lisa Mateo’s fitness business has grown to the point that she is leaving after 18 years on the Am ...

MORE NRATV RUMBLINGS

Conservative commentator Dan Bongino will reportedly no longer be with the National Rifle Association’s media affiliate, NRATV, after the network opted not to renew his show. The Daily Beast reported Monday that NRATV declined to renew ...

BISMARCK ANCHOR LEAVES THE BUSINESS

She’s staying in Bismarck, but her future is evidently not in television. Marcie Bollinger, evening anchor-producer at Gray’s KFYR in this North Dakota market signed off last week after a couple of years, and ...

CNN DUMPS BLOVIATOR

Say goodbye to opinionated gasbag Marc Lamont Hill, who’s been dumped by CNN after his anti-Israel comments made in a speech at the UN went viral. Hill urged countries to boycott Israel in a ...

A SALT LAKE SIGN-OFF

After seven years, five of them as prime-time co-anchor, at Nexstar’s KTVX in Salt Lake City, Kim Fischer signed off last week to begin another career in early childhood development. “I just want to ...

A QUICK EXIT IN MISSISSIPPI

Chris Turner has left Nexstar duopoly WJTV/WHLT in Jackson/Hattiesburg, MS after one year as ND. Both are CBS affiliates. Turner is a former news director in Cheyenne, WY, who also spent more than 20 years at ...

PURSUING OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Pamela Padilla is out the door at Telemundo’s KDEN in Denver. She had been the station‘s evening news anchor for the past three years, after joining the station in February 2015 as an MMJ. ...

…AND THE EXPERIMENT ENDS WITH A WHIMPER

The first incarnation of the year-old “Late Feed” news experiment at Tegna’s WXIA in Atlanta ended last night as original anchor-host Vinnie Politan signed off….leaving the station he joined four years ago. “Late Feed” ...