Kevin Roy, who’s been a weekend morning news anchor and an award-winning reporter for ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 is no longer with the station.
A source told us the station released Roy Monday after he failed to show up for Sunday mornings newscasts. It was the third time in recent months that Roy was a no-show for the two Sunday morning news blocks (from 6 to 7 a.m. and from 8 to 9:30 a.m.) he anchored with Stacey Baca, sources said.
Since Baca had the day off, Roy was to have anchored last Sunday’s newscasts solo. When he didn’t appear as scheduled, freelance reporter Michelle Gallardo jumped into the anchor chair for the first half-hour, followed by reporter Ben Bradley, who hustled in from home and anchored the rest of the show.
“By failing to show up at my appointed time, I abused the station’s reliance on me,” Roy said in a statement to the Chicago Tribune.
Roy had been with WLS nearly 12 years.