9:45am — Updated to reflect more information clarifying John Auble’s status.
A couple of interesting and corroborating reports in our tip line inbox today about the two-headed local news team of Fox2 and KPLR (11). According to both our tipster and our other source, spring cleaning is in full effect in the on-air news department by both traditional firings and medical leave. Here’s a summary of what we’ve heard, starting with the slightly stale news and going from there:
A few days ago #2 or #3 sports guy Rob Desir disappeared from the station, but now reporter Sean Conroy, who had been rumored to be “leaving” to focus on the bars he co-owns (iTap), is gone as well. Fellow reporters John Gadsen and John Auble both would have also been shown the door according to our tipster, but are currently on the mend from major illness. On the KPLR side, rumor has it that Melanie Moon‘s job may be on thin ice as well…which brings us to the news team’s recent hire: Angie Mock. Who by the way, isn’t bad on the eyes: