Reader: Why couldn't 9News have kept Kirk Montgomery and dumped a sports reporter?
Kirk Montgomery in a photo from his Facebook page.
We got a lot of response to our post about the impending departure of Kirk Montgomery from 9News. One reader looked at the situation in the context of the many local TV-news stations that have ditched their entertainment reporters of late -- among them CBS4, which said goodbye to 25-year-veteran Greg Moody in January. Here's what she had to say.
Debra Ann writes:
Montgomery and Moody (at channel 4) offered a great deal to those of us who enjoy more than just sports in CO. I understand budget issues, but do we really need so many sports reporters???? Just ONE arts and entertainment anchor per station couldn't possibly bankrupt the stations!! Sad day for the Front Range in CO.
Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Westword's biggest stories.