WFTS (Tampa) Weekend Morning Anchor John Thomas is off the air.
The station isn't talking, but Thomas, who has worked for the ABC Action News affiliate in Tampa Bay since 1999, deleted all of his social media accounts linked to Scripps-owned WFTS this week. His profile was also deleted from the Ch. 28 news website. His personal Twitter account (@JohnThomasTV) remains active.
Thomas did not respond to requests for comment. WFTS news director Matt Brown did not respond to phone calls or emails about the matter.
Thomas was taken off air briefly in July 2010 after a drunken driving arrest. He returned to the anchor desk for the morning newscasts in December 2010.
Before coming to Tampa, Thomas worked in Wichita, Kan. Born in Canada, he also worked in television journalism in London, Ontario, and Saint John, New Brunswick. He has covered news and sports.
H/T Tampa Bay Times