Contact Us

Bangor, Maine News Anchors Tony Consiglio + Cindy Michaels Resign Live On Air [VIDEO]

Subscribe to WWMJ Ellsworth Maine on

Bangor-based WVII/WFVX news anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio resigned live on the air at the end of their 6 p.m. newscast on Tuesday.

The Bangor Daily News has cited a “longstanding battle with upper management” over journalistic practices at the stations as the reason behind the resignations.

“We have loved every minute bringing the news to you … but some recent developments have come to our attention, though, and departing together is the best alternative we can take,” Consiglio said during the resignation, which caught many people at the station by surprise.

“I just wanted to know that I was doing the best job I could and was being honest and ethical as a journalist, and I thought there were times when I wasn’t able to do that,” he later told the BDN.

Station general manager Mike Palmer called the resignation “unfortunate, but not unexpected,” adding that upper management had no daily involvement in local news production.

Michaels told the audience she would focus on a freelance writing career, and Consglio said he would be “continuing with his career in another capacity.”

The pair had been co-anchors for six years.

Best of I-95

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for I-95 Road Crew quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive I-95 Road Crew contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.