A little over a year since KREN-CW launched a 10 pm newscast in Reno, the news operation was shut down. KAZR-Tu Visión’s 6 pm Spanish-language news was also eliminated. The final broadcasts aired Monday. 19 employees are out of a job. Among them, KAZR anchors Pablo Gutierrez and Laura Calzada (picture shown), meteorologist Jeff Martinez and videojournalists Louis Santiago and Wendy Garcia.
According to its own Web site, “the elimination of news is partly the result of the impending sale of some Pappas Telecasting properties and partly because the stations didn’t see adequate advertising revenues to justify the expense of the news division.”