Mirthala Salinas, the Telemundo anchor/reporter who was at the center of the romantic scandal with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is on the May cover of Los Angeles Magazine. She talks about the affair with the Mayor, how it came about and the impact on her career.
In the interview, Mirthala apologizes for her actions saying she never imagined the consequences of her affair with the mayor: “I regret hurting people. I do. But I think we should learn from every experience. That’s what makes us better human beings.… And I’m taking the best out of this relationship to go on.”
She also reveals that she reached a legal settlement with Telemundo-52 when she quit her job last year. She had been working for the station for 10 years.
She obviously never imagined that the affair would ruin her reputation, her credibility as a reporter and her career. In February of this year, Mirthala landed a gig as a morning show co-host at a Tijuana-based radio station. She is no longer with the mayor and is apparently going to marry her ex-boyfriend.