On Tuesday, Blakely and a news producer got into a fight moments before the Fox-affiliate’s 10 p.m. newscast. After the dust-up, Blakely went to the emergency room to treat a cut on his face and the producer exited the station. Neither has been to work since.
Sources told the Observer that the fight stemmed from a derogatory posting on Facebook.
Following the fight, Blakely said that he was “protecting the honor and integrity” of the station.