TV News Anchor Suspended After A Live Broadcast That Made No Sense
A News Anchor in upstate New York has been suspended from performing her on-air duty after one really bad live newscast.
Heather Kovar, the weekend morning anchor for WRGB CBS-6 News, was slurring her words on camera and saying things that did not make any sense during Saturday morning's report.
Kovar, claimed she was sleep-deprived as she was working double shifts. Though many people are suspecting other reasons for her slurred words.
A quote from the broadcast, "And so, moving on tonight, is we have to tell you also, you know, like other news that's happening in the area, and across the area, in the nation..."
When talking about the heatwave Kovar said, "These areas are reaching such areas."
"Like, I was telling you this morning, if you watched us this morning starting at 6am, 7 am, I told you, you know what? Today, what a beautiful day outside! It is just amazing. And so, a great time for outdoor music."
She also referred to her meteorologist colleague Craig Gold as Craig Adams.
Some people who watched the broadcast took to Twitter asking if Kovar was alright.
Kovar had been replaced by Emma Quinn after the suspension.
Robert Croteau, vice president, and general manager of the Sinclair-owned station said, "Heather Kovar has been suspended pending our internal investigation. We have no further comment at this time."
Kovar had recently taken leave to spend time with her dying father. Following her father's death, she returned to work and unfortunately had a bad broadcast.
Kovar said, "Saturday I was scheduled to work the early morning 6 a.m. shift and the evening shift. I was sleep-deprived and exhausted."
It is unclear how long her suspension will last or whether she will return to work, as her contract expires July 31st.
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