Anne Craig did her final report for Fox 5/WNYW last night. A Fox 5 spokeswoman tells FishbowlNY that her contract has not been renewed. Moments before her last Fox 5 appearance, Craig tweeted, “Thanks for being loyal viewers for the past 8 years. Stay tuned……”
Craig, who could do hard news and lighter stories with the same ease, had been on the entertainment beat of late. On the evening newscasts, Craig could be counted on for American Idol “chatter.” The personable Craig would also bring viewers to movie premiere red carpets and Broadway opening nights. Earlier this month, Craig attended one of the infamous Charlie Sheen live shows at Radio City Music Hall and then reported what she saw.
“Let me say, boring, dismal, terrible, that’s what everybody is saying tonight,” Craig said.
Craig started at Fox 5 in 2003 as a general assignment reporter and has served as a fill-in anchor for Good Day New York, along with Fox 5’s 5pm and 10pm newscasts.
The spokeswoman says an extensive search is underway for her replacement.