Longtime Pittsburgh Anchor Out Over Contract Dispute

By Kevin Eck 

Kelly Frey has left Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE after more than 20 years at the station.

A station spokesperson confirmed that Frey and the station could not reach an agreement on a new contract. Frey will be off the air effective immediately.

“After consideration and discussion over her next contract, Kelly Frey is leaving WTAE Channel 4,” the station said in a statement. “Kelly has been an important part of our family and success over the last 21 years. We wish Kelly and her family all the best.”


The morning anchor started working at the station in 2000. Before joining WTAE, Frey also worked in Monroe, La., El Dorado, Ark., and Shreveport, La.

Both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said Frey hasn’t responded to questions about what happened.