Posted by Dude on July 30, 2009 at 11:58:06:
In Reply to: Anna Davlantes may leave NBC5 posted by chicagomedia.org on July 30, 2009 at 10:12:17:
Newscaster Anna Davlantes has left NBC-owned WMAQ-Ch. 5.
Her immediate exit was announced to staff in a terse, two-sentence memo to staff Thursday morning from Frank Whittaker, Channel 5's station manager and vice president for news.
"We appreciate Anna’s contributions over the last nine years, and wish her the best in the future," Whittaker wrote.
Davlantes, who could not be reached immediately by phone, is just the latest anchor to leave the station in recent weeks.
Bob Sirott, long expected to take over Warner Saunders' 10 p.m. weeknight anchor chair, instead left Channel 5 last months, three weeks after Saunders' retirement.
A Chicago native, Davlantes returned to her hometown as an anchor and reporter from Fox-owned KRIV-TV in Houston. She previously worked in Fort Wayne, Ind., and at Chicago public broadcaster WTTW-Ch. 11, where she has doubled up in recent months, hosting and producing a talk show called "Rewind."
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