Lorelle resigns from KPRC-2

The Chronicle's Mike McDaniel reports that Linda Lorelle has resigned from KPRC-2:

KPRC-TV news anchor Linda Lorelle resigned her post late Friday, ending a 16-year career at the station.

"I'm ready to move on," Lorelle said Saturday. "I'm going to take a break, then consider opportunities both inside and outside the (television) business. I want to stay in Houston, but I'm going to take things one day at a time."

Lorelle's demotion last fall from prime-time to afternoon news anchor had sparked a call for a boycott from the Rev. William Lawson and other community leaders. The boycott called for Lorelle and fellow anchor Khambrel Marshall, who had been reassigned to a weekend anchor, to have their higher-profile positions restored. It also cited KPRC's lack of minorities in management.

Since the call for a boycott, the station has added blacks to its management, including the December hiring of KHOU anchor Jerome Gray.

PREVIOUSLY: Racism at KPRC, KPRC move: Racist or family-friendly?

UPDATE: Mike McGuff posts on this topic, and also comments on the departure of weatherman Wes Hohenstein.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 02/12/06 06:16 PM | |

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