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Report: Kohara demanded an on-air farewell


Bay Area media blogger Rich Lieberman reports that Sydnie Kohara, who was let go by KPIX on June 3, demanded — and got — an opportunity to bid her audience farewell. He also reports that she was escorted out of the building by a security guard.

When KPIX let go her long time anchor partner John Kessler in October, there was talk that Kohara would also get the ax. But Lieberman said she took a pay cut and kept her job.

Kohara’s Facebook page includes numerous comments from viewers who are upset she was fired. One comment is from Kessler, who writes, “Sydnie, is the nicest person you could ever want to meet. Her intelligence, grace and talent are unrivaled. Hell, she kept me in line! I am honored to be able to say I was (and hope to be again) her ‘TV Husband.’ Sydnie, I love you.”

On that page, Kohara writes, “Thanks so much for all your support and kind words. I’ll let you know what’s next, as soon as I’m done sleeping in.”

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