The Internal Memo Sent to WABC News Staff RE: Sarah Wallace

Earlier Today, FTVLive FIRST told you that longtime WABC Reporter Sarah Wallace was no longer with the station. 

As we told you Wallace came to WABC in 1984 as a consumer investigative reporter. Later she covered a variety of stories for Eyewitness News and was anchor of the weekend newscasts. 

She did some of the most memorable stories on the station and now that she's gone, she gets a single line goodbye from WABC News Director Camille Edwards.

Here is the internal memo, obtained by FTVLive.com

From: "Edwards, Camille D." 
Date: February 26, 2015 at 6:10:04 PM EST
To: #WABC-TV News 
Subject: Sarah Wallace

I wanted to let you know that Sarah Wallace is no longer with Eyewitness News. We want to thank Sarah for her many years of service and wish her the best.

 Camille Edwards

Vice President/News Director
WABC-TV | New York |

Rory Update

Many of you have emailed and asked, so here's an update:

FTVLive Vice President in charge of being cute Rory is home from the vet after losing his manhood in surgery.

Although, he is under Dr.'s orders to take it easy, he is still playing with his sister Angel (a cat) and causing other mischief around the FTVLive World HQ.

Rory was able to go to breakfast this morning and his daily trip to the park where the squirrels tempted him by running around near by. 

He needs to take it easy for the next 10 days and just like Howard Kurtz get used to having no balls.

Ouch!

M-I-A at KFOR Oklahoma City

Now that the Feb book is over, Anchors and Reporters are going missing from TV stations. This morning, FTVLive told you about longtime Reporters both seemingly to be gone in New York and Denver.

Now, word is that KFOR (Oklahoma City) Anchor/Reporter Meg Alexander has parted ways with the station.

No one is talking and Alexander hasn't mentioned anything on her Twitter, but her photo is missing from the people page on the KFOR website. 

She has been at the station since 1997 and anchored the 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. newscasts.

Insiders say they would not be surprised if she pops up across the street real soon.

Stay tuned.... 

M-I-A at WABC New York

No one is commenting as of yet, but it appears that longtime WABC Reporter Sarah Wallace is gone from the station. 

Wallace came to WABC in 1984 as a consumer investigative reporter. Later she covered a variety of stories for Eyewitness News and was anchor of the weekend newscasts. 

Her bio was been scrubbed from the station's website (cached version here) and it appears that she has deleted her social media accounts. 

Word is that a quick email was sent out to the staff saying they "thanked" Wallace for her years of service and that she no longer works at the station. 

Stay tuned....

M-I-A at KUSA Denver

No one is talking yet, but it appears that KUSA (Denver) Reporter Kevin Torres is out the door. 

Torres has been at the station since 2009 and produced the station's popular  'Storytellers' segment that aired every Sunday night at 10 p.m.

Sources tell FTVLive that Torres was cutting a package in the newsroom one moment and then gone the next.

Sources say that management was then seen packing up his desk. 

No one knows why.

His bio remains of the station's website, but his no longer listed on station's the Reporter's page. 

Stay tuned.... 

Albuquerque Anchor Still Off the Air

FTVLive FIRST told you about a newsroom dust up that involved longtime KOB (Albuquerque) Anchor Tome Joles.

While the station has said that it was nothing more than a "heated discussion", Joles has been off the air all week. 

Sources tell FTVLive that staffers that witnessed the fracas have been called in and interviewed one on one about what happened?

Sources told FTVLive that Longtime KOB Reporter Stuart Dyson and Joles were face to face as Dyson was trying to calm Joles down, who was on a rant. Insiders tell FTVLIve that a station Photographer was also involved. 

After the incident, Joles was called into News Director Michelle Donaldson's office and has not been on the air since. 

KOB GM Mike Burgess has tried to downplay the incident and says it was just an argument. But, Joles is still off the air.

If every news anchor was pulled from the air after just a newsroom argument, there would be a lot of missing anchors.

Stay tuned.... 

Back on Top in Salt Lake

KUTV is back on top of the news ratings in Salt Lake City.

According to numbers from Nielsen, KUTV averaged approximately 66,400 households for its Monday-Friday 10 p.m. newscasts during the February sweeps. Second-place KSL averaged about 52,900 households, edging out third-place KSTU 50,300 for its 9 p.m. newscast. KTVX trailed with 23,300.

The household numbers also show KUTV's local newscasts were the most-watched from 4:30-8 a.m., at midday and at 5 p.m. That last time period is significant because KUTV retook sole possession of first-place at 5 p.m. (after tying with KSL in the November 2014 sweeps).

H/T Salt Lake Tribune

60 Minutes' Lara Logan Hospitalized

CBS News correspondent Lara Logan has been rushed to a DC area hospital, suffering from internal bleeding.

Logan, a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with digestive disease diverticulitis and internal bleeding, a network source told Page Six.

The source said her condition could have been brought on by stress, and Logan, 43, is expected to remain in the hospital for at least a few days to recover.

A CBS spokesperson said, “We wish Lara a very speedy recovery,” but declined to comment further on her condition Thursday night.

H/T Page Six

Matt Lauer Callas Out Ellen DeGeneres for 50 Shades Spoof

Matt Lauer had a bone to pick with Ellen DeGeneres.

Last time viewers saw the "Today" show host on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," he was dressed in head to toe bondage gear as a part of a "Fifty Shades of Grey" spoof.

"I have not yet decided if we are on speaking terms," Lauer, who was a guest on Thursday's episode, told DeGeneres.

"Yes we are. Listen, hey. Wasn't it fun and funny?" she replied.

"We showed a little clip of Matt doing an interview for 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' We doctored it just a tiny bit. Just a little bit," DeGeneres said.

If you didn't see the video:

"I've made a lot a lot of new friends. Thank you very much. So to the people like @RoughAndReady and @I'veBeenAVeryBadGirl," Lauer joked.

DeGeneres continued to tease him over the fact that the craftiness of her staff actually lead people to believe he really conducted the interview in leather garb.

"You can't believe how many people tweeted me and said, ‘You're supposed to be a journalist. How can you dress in leather, especially S&M?’ So, thank you," Lauer saracastically said.

"Revenge is a dish best served cold," he warned his fellow host.

By the way, Ellen also included Al Roker in on the spoof.

Thanks for the nightmares Ellen.

H/T NY Daily News