There is some confusion surrounding her departure.
“We don’t know what happened,” a source says. “She’s a great reporter and a huge part of the Eyewitness News team. But why this happened – no one has said and no one seems to know.”
But we do know she is beloved by most at the station. Her former co-workers started sending an email chain sharing how they felt about her work.
“The outpouring of support for her has been huge,” another insider says.
That outpouring is apparently not extending to management. News director Camille Edwards sent a two-sentence note to staffers saying, “I wanted to let you know that Sarah Wallace is no longer with Eyewitness News. We want to thank Sarah for her many years of service and wish her the best,” FTVLive reports.
It all started for Wallace at WABC in 1984, originally as a consumer reporter.
But she found her calling on the investigative beat, where she would chase down subjects with a kinder/gentler version of Mike Wallace’s ambush theater perfected on 60 Minutes.