Vegas Anchor Quits Before New Newscast Even Launches

Well this is embarrassing.... 

You might remember that Nexstar owned KLAS in Las Vegas made the big announcement that they would be launching a new "lifestyle show" on the station. 

The station announced that Anchor Stacey Gualandi was expected to be one of the centerpieces of the new "Las Vegas Now" that would be launching on Monday, Feb. 6.

Now insiders tell FTVLive that Gualandi has quit the station before the show even launched. 


Gualandi's bio is gone from the station's website and the original announcement has now been edited. 

No word on why Gualandi left, but sources tell FTVLive the that set for "Las Vegas Now" has not been completed and is way behind schedule.  

"They did not apply for proper building permits/coding to build the kitchen set," said one insider to FTVLive.  

Sources also say that the show is woefully understaffed.  Originally, there was supposed to be an EP and a Producer, along with a dedicated photographer and an editor.  After these positions were reportedly promised, Nexstar decided to save money by hiring only one Producer and a photog/editor to do the entire 1-hour, 5-day-a-week show.

The station reportedly asked corporate if they could delay the launch of the show and were told "no".

Stay tuned....