Thursday, September 28, 2006

My, Oh Mai

Well, it looked like former WTEN morning anchor Mai Shiozaki had landed a nice gig in a nice town. She was hired by Madison, Wisconsin ABC affiliate WKOW to helm their morning news ---but four days into her new job, before even going on the air, she resigned from the station.

Some of you may recall that Shiozaki was arrested for shoplifting in the Boston area in 2005; the charges were later dismissed. Did the story have something to do with what happened? Your guess is as good as mine, but it didn't help that the incident was mentioned in a story about Shiozaki's hiring in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Before Mai arrived, news director Al Zobel said, "She's a pro and she's smart. I'm really happy to get her at our station." A week later? "It's a very unfortunate situation for all concerned."