Telemundo management is doing an about face. Just yesterday, they were defending Mirthala Salinas, the reporter embroiled in a scandal with the city’s mayor in an L.A. Times article:
“Mirthala Salinas is one of our most respected reporters and a great professional,” said Manuel Abud, Telemundo’s general manager in Los Angeles. “Telemundo is fully committed to journalistic excellence. Every day we strive for the highest standards of journalistic ethics and make every effort to protect our objectivity and avoid possible conflicts of interest.”
Today, Telemundo spokesman Alfredo Richards told Journal-isms Mirthala is being placed on unpaid leave while her employer conducts “an internal review of the decision and events.”
No word on the length of the leave.