Phoenix Reporter Leaving Before Meredith Takes Over


FTVLive FIRST told you that the FCC had approved the sale of KTVK in Phoenix to Meredith. The deal is expected to close by the end of the week.

One Reporter isn't going to stick around and see what the new owners are like.

Reporter Kristine Harrington joined KTVK in April 2008, is leaving the station and the TV business altogether.

Harrington has taken a job with the Scottsdale Unified School District.

Here is the internal email to the staff and obtained by FTVLive:

From: Beck, Cameryn
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:59 AM
To: KTVK News; Harrington, Kristine
Cc: Esparza, Blanca; McGrath, Michael
Subject: Moving On...

It’s never easy to say good bye to a family member.. but in this case, the departure is softened by the fact that it’s a great opportunity.

Kristine Harrington is hanging up her mic and leaving 3TV.  With a new challenge, a regular schedule, and holidays off.. Kristine has accepted a position with the Scottsdale Unified School District!

She will be greatly missed in front of the camera for her strength in storytelling and reliability in gathering the entire story.  But she’ll be missed most by us behind the scenes for her smile, laughter, great attitude and drive to do whatever it takes to make us #1.

Kristine’s last day will be July 4th.

We wish her the best!

Cameryn Beck
Executive News Director