BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two news co-anchors on a Bangor television station shocked viewers and staff members when they quit on the air at the end of their newscasts. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignations at the end of Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast, citing a longstanding battle with management over journalistic practices at WVII and sister station WFVX. The Bangor Daily News (http://bit.ly/QX7JgN ) says the 28-year-old Consiglio broke in with WVII as a sports reporter in April 2006. Michaels, who is 46, is the station’s news director and has spent six years in at WVII. WVII/WFVX vice president and general manager Mike Palmer says the co-anchors’ action was unfortunate, but not unexpected. He says the station will hire experienced people to fill the two positions ‘‘sooner rather than later.’’
This has got to be the worst on air quit in the history of live television right? I mean if you’re going to pull a stunt like this how do you not air out your dirty laundry? Rip management a new asshole. Just start shooting from the hip. Isn’t that the whole point? This was just sad and pathetic. You could almost see these two realizing they fucked up midway through. “Like don’t worry about me. I’ll just be just fine. I’m excited to start my new career as a freelance writer and painter….umm oh shit. Just kidding. Love it here.”
PS – There isn’t a doubt in my mind that the lady bulldogged the dude into this. He looked unsure of himself from the word go.