A longtime Portland, Maine Anchor/Reporter is gone and no one is saying why?
Anchor/Reporter Norm Karkos spent 25 years at WMTW and is now suddenly gone.
The Portland Press Herald contacted WMTW and talked to Assignment Editor Tyler Cadorette. He confirmed that Karkos no longer works at the station, but said he was not authorized to discuss the issue further.
WMTW President and General Manager Dave Abel was not available for comment.
Karkos did not immediately return attempts to contact him either. His Bio and Twitter have been scrubbed from the internet.
Karkos was a weekend morning anchor and a weekday reporter for the station. According to his online Linkedin profile, Karkos started at the station in 1991 and was the sports director before becoming a news anchor.
Karkos is the most recent of a number of news anchors to leave WMTW, a Hearst Television affiliate, in the past several years. In 2013, longtime morning news anchor Shannon Moss was fired from the station after management told her she was not connecting with her audience. Erin Ovalle, who anchored the morning show with Moss, left in 2015 to pursue other professional goals.