Austin told the Denver Post this week that KWGN decided not to renew her contract, which came as a surprise to her.
“When my contract expired in a few months ago, my news director (Ed Kosowski) told me he was offering me a morning anchor position, so I knew I was being renewed,” Austin told the Post via email. “When he met with me last week and told me it was my last day at the station.. to say I was surprised would be an understatement.”
“I’m not the first news person not to be renewed!!” Austin wrote on her Facebook page Monday. “I’m approximately number 1,579,010. I think I’ll survive. I feel blessed to have worked for over a decade with such a great bunch of co-workers. I’ll miss all my buddies at work. Thank you to the viewers for watching… because you’re the ones who kept me in the job for so long.”
Austin is now stuck trying to remove “KWGN” from her Facebook name so that she can keep the account.