News Anchors Abruptly Resign On-Air

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 22, 2012 Last Updated: November 22, 2012
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Two news co-anchors in Maine resigned while on the air, without telling anyone before doing so.

Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio, who worked for ABC-7 in Bangor, resigned after Tuesday’s evening news broadcast.

“Departing together is the best alternative we can take,” Consiglio said in the last broadcasting. Michaels said she would pursue a writing and painting career, and Consiglio said he would “be continuing on my career in another capacity.”

Speaking with the Bangor Daily News, the two said they were involved in a long-term battle with the station’s management.

“I just wanted to know that I was doing the best job I could and was being honest and ethical as a journalist, and I thought there were times when I wasn’t able to do that,” Consiglio told the paper.

Michaels said that if they did not declare their resignations while on-air, “we would not have been allowed to say goodbye to the community on the air and that was really important for us to do that.”

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