Major Talent Layoffs at WTVJ-NBC 6, O&O Also Scraps Weekend Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier
broke the story yesterday about major changes at NBC 6 in Miami…
Major talent layoffs at WTVJ NBC6 today. Shocked tipsters are telling that longtime anchor and South Florida icon/news legend Kelly Craig was laid off from the station early Monday afternoon. You heard right. The anchor that has been there since April of 1990 was laid off. Joining in this major round of lay-offs are weekday morning reporter Joe Carter, and Andrea Brody, the only female sports anchor at WTVJ. Talent wasnt the only cost-cutting item to go. has confirmed that WTVJ has canceled the NBC6 weekend morning newscast. Full report

Broadcasting & Cable also has this on the developing story…
A WTVJ spokesperson would not confirm or deny the report but did suggest in a statement that there were changes afoot at the station. “These are difficult decisions,” the statement read. “However, this is about managing our business in the current economic climate.” NBC Local Media had tried to sell WTVJ to Post-Newsweek for $205 million, but the deal fell apart late last year. received this comment from Kelly Craig: “From the bottom of my heart, I thank South Florida for 19 years of support and viewership. I am truly blessed to have worked at a station where I was surrounded by dedicated professionals who I am honored to call my friends.”