Nefertiti Jaquez Out at WCAU

By Kevin Eck 

WCAU reporter Nefertiti Jaquez is out at the NBC owned Philadelphia station.

She hasn’t been seen on air since reporting about a Philadelphia cop who had been shot in the head last Thursday. Her bio has been removed from the station website and a spokesperson confirmed she no longer worked there.

According to TVeyes, last Thursday Jaquez reported live from Temple University Hospital, where the officer had been taken.  At 5:34 p.m., she told viewers, three independent sources had confirmed the officer had died.

At 5:42, the station came back from a break and said they had confirmed the officer was in extremely critical condition, then promised to get more information from police.

During a report of the top of the 6:00 p.m., she called him “the injured officer.” The report about his death was never mentioned again.

Before coming to WCAU in January 2013, Jaquez worked at KPRC in Houston.She’s also worked at WFOR in Miami and WTXF in Philadelphia.