Longtime KFMB Anchor Nichelle Medina has been missing from the station as she was on a “leave of absence.”
Now, it appears she is not coming back.
Here is the internal memo sent to the staff and obtained by FTVLive:
From: Elwood, Dean
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 3:57 PM
To: KFMB-News Department
Cc: Mier y Teran, Alberto; Sullivan, Sandy; Matich, Lisa
Subject: nichelle medina
Nichelle Medina notified us today that she has decided to stay home for personal and family reasons and will not be returning to News 8.
She has been a big part of our mornings for nearly 18 years and will be missed. We wish her all the best in this new chapter in her life.
Vice President of News 8
Medina is now the third anchor to leave under TEGNA. Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow "retired" in June. Morning anchor Dan Cohen left a year ago for Fox LA.