Less than 3 months after being named weekday anchor at WSNS, Telemundo’s O&O in Chicago, Edna Schmidt is no longer with the station.
A Telemundo spokesperson confirmed she is no longer with the company, with the following brief statement:
“Edna Schmidt is no longer with Telemundo Chicago. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
Sources say she was suspended about two weeks ago, after she was seen on the air slurring her words while reading the news, in an apparent state of intoxication.
Telemundo would not elaborate further as to the reason why she is no longer with the company.
For the time being, Alfonso Gutiérrez will be the sole anchor for the 5 and 10 pm newscasts.