Protest to Bring DC Anchor Back


FTVLive told you back in October that WUSA Anchor J.C. Hayward was suspended from the station.

Hayward is among several people being sued by District Attorney General for their alleged roles in taking more than $3 million from a D.C. public charter school.

A small group of viewers gathered outside the station on Thursday to protest Hayward's suspension.

About two dozen people gathered near the station show support for the suspended news anchor and to call for her return to her station.

Friends and supporters prayed and sang, and said there’s no way Hayward — who has frequently volunteered for and donated to local charities — would have knowingly been involved in anything inappropriate.

“The charges against J.C. do not match the J.C. that we know. J.C. has always given,” said Norma Stewart, who said she has been a friend of Hayward’s for decades.

“JC is a leader in the community and has been a mentor to young people aspiring to work in TV for decades. All of us here at WUSA are hoping for a speedy resolution to these legal proceedings,” WUSA General Manager Mark Burdett said.

But, WUSA is not letting Hayward return to the air. 

H/T Washington Post