is reporting tonight that anchor Wendy Corona has been released at KPRC/Houston, in an “economic decision.” Corona, who arrived at the Post-Newsweek station from PNS sister station WPLG/Miami, will not be replaced. Rachel McNeill and Dominique Sachse will co-anchor the 4 and 6 p.m. newscasts until a permanent replacement is named.
Classic quote from News Director Skip Valet: “We know that we are facing very difficult economic times, and we have to find efficiencies where we can. We’re looking at a lot of ways to do that. Unfortunately, in this case it involved a person.” Involved a person. Wow. At least he managed–as so few news directors seem to be able to do lately–to resist the insulting “we’re going in a different direction” cliche.