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Times-Union readers sound off about Action News anchors being fired

Posted: May 29, 2014 - 6:47am

When word broke that Action News Jacksonville, WTEV-CBS 47 and WAWS-Fox 30, was getting rid of five of its anchors the story quickly became the most read of the day on Jacksonville.com.  

Mark Spain, Paige Kelton, Lynnsey Gardner, Mike and Tera Barz were informed last week that their contracts were not being renewed, a newsroom source said. 

Times-Union readers have plenty to say about Cox Media Group's decision. You can join in on the Facebook discussion here.

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Rat Patrol
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Rat Patrol 05/29/14 - 07:45 am
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WHO cares ? Does anyone

WHO cares ?
Does anyone really think of these people as MOVIE STARS?
So WHAT ?!
Welcome to the REALITY of the REST of us;
NO Job security.
See you in the UnEmployment line, oh wait, no you won't,
I dont' QUALIFY for UnEmployment.
"Good Luck".

Bottomline
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Bottomline 05/29/14 - 10:28 am
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Rat Patrol- Obviously a

Rat Patrol- Obviously a whole lot of people care as evidenced by the comments. No they aren't movie stars but they are people that many enjoy hearing recap the daily news. Wishing bad things on others because they have happened to you is not very nice. I hope all the anchors as well as you find new jobs that make them and you happy and positive about the world. Best of luck.

Rat Patrol
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Rat Patrol 05/30/14 - 02:15 am
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No; Let's not go READING

No; Let's not go READING things into people's comments now:
I did not WISH this on to ANYONE, but the BIG SHOTS that run the station, OBVIOUSLY don't CARE much for their OWN STAFF now;
DO they ?
Welcome to the REALITY of the AVERAGE Jacksonville Resident.

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Daniel Plainview 05/30/14 - 07:58 am
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It's all about the ratings a

It's all about the ratings a program gets. Poor ratings will get anchors dismissed.

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johnctaughtme 05/31/14 - 10:01 am
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When the boss finds it

When the boss finds it necessary to get rid of so many people, perhaps the problems were not in anything which they were or were not doing, but rather in something he or she was or wasn't doing.

It will be interesting to see what the new image of Action News will be.

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