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Longtime KVAL Anchor Shelley Kurtz Speaks Out About ‘Being Fired’

Shelley Kurtz, who ended a 28-year run with KVAL in September, is now speaking out about her unceremonious departure from the Eugene CBS-affiliate.

In a recent interview with The Register-Guard, Kurtz, 56, makes clear that her early retirement was KVAL’s decision.

“They wanted to throw me a party, this big ‘Shelley Kurtz retrospective,’” Kurtz told The Register-Guard. “I said, ‘No. I’m being fired. I don’t want a big party that makes you guys look good. What you’re doing isn’t right.’” Read more

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Husband of KVAL Anchor Shelley Kurtz Announces Her Departure in Eugene Newspaper

Shelley Kurtz, who has been the primary anchor at Eugene, OR’s KVAL for nearly 30 years, has been cut loose at the CBS affiliate — according to a letter to the editor written by her husband and published in Sunday’s Eugene Register-Guard.

“I’m sorry the KVAL management no longer feels you are an asset to our community and is letting you go,” Ron Jack, Kurtz’s husband, wrote. “But at least on Sept. 15 both of us can sleep in until it’s time to wake our kids for school.”

Jack, who wrote the letter because he wanted “to say thank you to a woman who has provided me with my news for the past 29 years,” named the newscasts Kurtz has been a part of — 5 a.m., 6 a.m., noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. — and said his wife has “done them all, and was there with that smile and that larger-than-life sense of enthusiasm.” Read more