Community members were riled up over the sudden departure of TV news anchor Nadine Woodward from KREM, after the station let her go last week when she and management couldn’t agree on terms of a new contract. The story Friday generated dozens of strong reactions from viewers who have watched Woodward for close to two decades. Full reaction to this and other coverage can be found at spokesman.com.
james h stokoe: There are few things inviolable in this area of the country. One of them is big city and big money don’t mess with those we know and love.
reservedparking: KREM’s and Spokane’s loss. She will land somewhere with a much better boss, and probably better pay than in this backwoods market.
ljmay2010: Hope you land somewhere that appreciates you and your talent, Nadine.
Rifleman Dodd: Why does management believe they can treat employees like machines? I just don’t get it. People are our most important product. … Unfortunately they will just get a cheaper, prettier, younger, talking head bimbo to fill her spot.
joetheinformed: Nadine seemed to be a real family values person, so I thought that would be something they would like. But people like that only think about money, nothing else.
Levi Hanson: Whenever I turned to TV for news it was Channel 2 that I tuned into. Nadine was an important part of why I chose KREM.
Tort2: She IS the most respected and trusted news anchor on the news today!!! … adding Randy (Shaw) to the mix with Nadine and Tom Sherry made this my favorite news channel to watch!
dmmay: Some stations will never understand or learn that the viewing public grows familiar and comfortable with anchors. The guys and gals are invited into their homes day after day. Then somebody in management gets a wild hair that “money could be saved” if we don’t renew a contract of an “old timer” at the station. Sad.
Robert Schmidt: It is a shame and disappointment that a news anchor of Ms. Woodward’s ability was let go in such a manner. Her presence at the news desk will be sorely missed by our household.
myfadedrainbow: I cannot believe that that is how a company would treat such a dedicated employee and a legend in our community. She has been a trusted face and a trusted voice for years past and they let her go as if it was no big deal.
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