Bangor, Maine – Two news co-anchors for a Maine television station surprised viewers and colleagues by quitting on the air, later citing frustration with their management.
Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignations at the end of Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast on WVII.
The two didn’t give specific reasons on the air for their sudden departure. Consiglio said that while they enjoyed reporting the news, “some recent developments have come to our attention, though, and departing together is the best alternative we can take.”
Michaels said she and Consiglio “are very sorry for having to say goodbye for now, but we’ll still be around.” She plans to pursue a writing career and paint, and Consiglio said he would continue his career “in a different capacity.”
Their boss said Wednesday they had been on their way out the door anyway.
Buildings sway in strong quake
Santiago, Chile – A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing office buildings in the capital to sway for almost a minute, but authorities said no damage was reported and ruled out the possibility of a tsunami along its coast.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 37 miles southwest of the port city of San Antonio, Chile.
Chile is highly earthquake-prone.
In 2010, a devastating 8.8-magnitude quake, one of the strongest recorded, and the tsunami it unleashed killed 551 people, destroyed 220,000 homes and washed away docks, riverfronts and seaside resorts.