According to the Fresno Bee, Rich refused to take a 35% pay cut. The station, meanwhile, refuses to comment on his departure, saying it´s a “personnel matter.”
The 54 yr-old anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. and was also known as the face of Crime Stoppers.
Rich previously worked as reporter and anchor at KFSN, Fresno´s ABC affiliate. He left that station in 1999 and in 2000 ran for Congress. He lost the election by 6,000 votes. A couple of months later, he took the anchor seat at KSEE.