MIAMI — WLRN-91.3 FM reporter Kelley Mitchell announced late Thursday on her Facebook page that she was fired after three years as the voice of the afternoon drive-time news on the NPR station.
Although she hasn’t been returning calls Mitchell, best known as Rick Sanchez’ sidekick on the WSVN-Channel 7 anchor desk for years, wrote that the station got rid of her on the day after Oscar, her Welsh Corgi, underwent its last treatment for cancer.
She has been chronicling the pooch’s battle for his life on the station.
“Thanks, WLRN,” Mitchell wrote, “you fired me one day after . . . Oscar finished his cancer treatment. My best to you, always.” she eventually took down the posting.
Said VP for News Tom Hudson: “WLRN does not comment on personnel issues.”
It’s been a strange time for the former TV news star. Mitchell spent a month in a hospital ICU in the summer with a mysterious lung infection.
So, what happened at WLRN?
I’m told by an insider that Mitchell was recently told she needed to read her copy slower and enunciate better to appeal to older readers — something she thought would alter her trademark voice.