‘We Know There’s a Shelf Life for Anchorwomen in Our Business’

By Chris Ariens 

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This morning on the Today show, Savannah Guthrie talked with Martha Vazquez a veteran anchorwoman at KVOA in Tucson, who resigned in 2012 after being arrested for trying to steal a blouse from a department store.

The Today show co-anchor grew up watching Vazquez on the local news, and the two later worked together at KVOA. “We know there’s a shelf life for anchorwomen in our business,” Vazquez said. “I remember saying to myself, ‘I’m never going to stay around that long to be depreciated. I’m going to leave before they start edging me out.’ And I didn’t.”

Vazquez said problems at work led to depression, which devolved into the shoplifting incident. “I will regret that until the day I die,” she said. WATCH: