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After a controversial job posting was reported on News8′s website nearly two weeks ago, news has emerged from WTNH that main anchor Sonia Baghdady and the station have signed a new contract.
According to TVSpy, the station’s main anchor signed a new contract following lengthy negotiations and swirling rumors about her departure, fueled in part by a job posting on the station’s website.
General Manager Mark Higgins told the New Haven Register that, “There was a rumor out there that the main anchors were going to leave,” adding, “it’s standard to post for a position… but it all worked out.” The job posting has since been removed.
Late last week, a job posting was created on wtnh.com for a news anchor. What can be assumed to be innocent enough, as many stations have jobs available, quickly turns interesting at the following line:
You’ll be anchoring most of your newscasts sitting next to this guy, Darren Kramer
News8′s primary anchor Sonia Baghdady is currently in the midst of contract negotiations. Sonia Baghdady co-anchors alongside Darren Kramer and has not terminated her relationship with the station. The job posting, in essence, is for a job that is already filled.
When TVSpy contacted News Director Erik Schrader, he informed them that Baghdady is still employed by the station but declined to comment about the job posting. Interestingly enough, at his prior stint at Pennsylvania
CBS ABC-affil WNEP, a job posting was also created for a filled job during negotiations with then-morning anchor Mindi Ramsey. She later resigned from the station. No word yet on the status of Baghdady’s job.