After 14 years of the job, Sportscaster Gail Fisher is out at Comcast SportsNet in Chicago.
Fisher was one of the longer tenured female Sports Reporters in the Windy City, but now that run is over.
“We have decided we will not be renewing our contract with Gail Fischer,” Comcast SportsNet said in a statement Thursday. “Her final day on our air was January 31. We appreciate everything Gail has provided our network over the years and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors. Per company policy, we have no further comment on personnel matters.”
Asked by Robert Feder to comment on her departure, Fischer singled out James Corno Sr., president of Comcast SportsNet Chicago, for special thanks. “I will forever be grateful to Jim Corno Sr. for hiring me and sticking with me for 14 years,” she told me. “It was a fantastic run. To borrow a term from the sports world, I'm a free agent now.”