Dodd Leaving Journalism — And Adopting

So practicing the kind of reactive reporting we’re famous for on FrontBurner, yesterday I offered the uninformed speculation that perhaps Sarah Dodd’s departure from CBS 11 may have had something to do with Ginger Allen getting the morning anchor gig alongside Scott Sams. Well, emphasis on uninformed.

dmag_cover_jan07_75x103.jpgI talked to Sarah this morning — first time since December last year; she’s mostly forgiven me for this — and she tells me didn’t even audition for the morning co-anchor job, and she resigned a full two weeks before the Allen announcement. Mea culpa.

Also, she let me know she’s pretty much done with the business. After she and her mister get back from vacation, she’s going to chart a new course away from journalism, public relations and all the rest. It just doesn’t hold the thrill for her it used to, she said, but she wouldn’t say specifically what her future might hold. (She’s not, as Eric likewise blindly speculated, under a non-compete). Though she did mention the word “politics” in what held her interest.

Oh, and breaking news here, she and Chief Kunkle — coming up on almost nine months of marriage — are adding one to the household. Jump for the details.


They’re adopting a little black mix from the pound “with caramel eyes.” They get their first visit tonight. To which we say, nice.

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