News director Joe Parker is no longer with WUTR-WFXV, Nexstar Broadcasting’s Utica duopoly, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reports.
Parker, who co-anchored the evening newscasts alongside Elsa Gillis, joined WUTR in 2011. He has previously worked in Casper, Wyo. and Dothan, Ala.
Stephen Merren, the vice president and general manager of WUTR-WFXV, told the Observer-Dispatch that Parker’s last day was June 13. Gillis will anchor the evening newscasts solo going forward.