After Suspension, Anchor Quits Rapid City’s KOTA

By Andrew Gauthier 

Rapid City Journal

Shad Olson, who was suspended three weeks ago from his KOTA TV news anchor job, resigned Tuesday to pursue hosting a radio talk show and to work as a paid political consultant.

Olson was suspended after he appeared as a featured speaker at a local tea party rally, a move that was labeled “an ethical lapse” by his supervisors at KOTA. Olson never called it that, however. He said Tuesday that it was time to move on.

“I’ve handed in my resignation,” he said. “In the wake of everything that happened, I just kind of felt it was time to do something else. I’m done as of today.” More…