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.
OH NO! This is horrible! Smh…
Milly Santiago says
This is such a tragedy. Edna is such a great journalist and a professional, nobody knows what she’s has been going through to judge her. It’s also very unfortunate how people make stupid comments about her departure and even try to trash her. Society is very good at finger pointing when in reality, we all have our own issues, even worse and bigger sometimes. We should be compassionate and offer moral support to her rather than judging. It’s not a good thing to celebrate out of others’ pain and suffering. I pray for her and wish her the best…
Agreed. I have been following her career for a longtime. I really hate to hear this news.
I really wish people would be more compassionate. Sadly, compassion is a rarity on the interwebs.
I’m hoping that her close friends/family support her through this tough time…
Maricel Rivera says
This is definitely a tragedy because she is such a great journalist, and I would think Telemundo would be a little more compassionate with her, and rather than to terminate her position, instead give her a helping hand by having her take some time off and seek counseling. this is unfortunate that they turn their backs on her. what happen with a little humanity. I wish her the best, and hope that this one slip up will not ruin such a great career that she has build over the years. Good Luck Edna, and don’t let this take you down.
Edna sent this tweet a couple of hours ago!
Edna Schmidt @EdnaSchmidt 5h
From bottom of my heart I ask for your prayers. I suffer from alcoholism. Getting treatment. Looking forward 2 being back on the air soon!
Praying for you!
Thanks for the update…
Lianna Garcia says
While I do have a lot of compassion for people with addictions, I have more compassion for the friends and family that try in vain to help them. From what has strongly been suggested is that she had been ousted from Univision for her drinking. So Telemundo and the Latinos of Chicago welcome her back with love and affection, and she goes on the air intoxicated!! I saw the news that night, and I dfelt bad for a whole lot of people. I wonder if the poor innocent person who let her on the air that night (obviously not knowing) got fired? Chicago was her second chance, and as hard as it is for some of us to admit, she blew it!!
I hope she comes back. Shes in rehab now hoope for the best
Does anybody know where i can watch the last news she did before she disappeared? I missed them that night and since people’s reactions have been very drastic about it I would like to know what everyone is talking about…!
I wish Edna only the best she deserves it and we shouldn’t judge her, who knows why she started drinking…