Sukanya Krishnan Fired at WPIX

Viewers hoping to bask in the final week with Sukanya Krishnan on the PIX Morning News are in for a rude awakening.

The longtime anchor, who emotionally told the audience earlier this month that she’s exiting Channel 11, was fired after Thursday’s broadcast.

Sources tell TunedIn, her exit is connected to Betty Nguyen, an accomplished former CNN, MSNBC and CBS anchor, as the replacement for Krishnan. We’re told that news director Amy Waldman forced talent to promote the new hire on their social media pages. Krishnan, though, balked, saying in effect, “I’m still here,”

That’s when the ugliness ensued for the 16-year PIX star.

Waldman, sources say, felt it was insubordination and led directly to her calling Krishnan’s agent about the termination.

But the embattled manager went one step further. In quite the Trumpian move, we’re told she ordered staff, in particular morning co-anchor Scott Stanford, to never mention Krishnan’s name on the air or face their own firing. As late as Tuesday, a PIX spokesperson confirmed she was staying through Friday, May 26, the last day of the sweeps period.

Kala Rama takes Krishnan’s spot at the anchor desk on a temporary basis.

However, Stanford’s future at PIX is still uncertain. Insiders say time is running out for him to decide between a sports return in the evening or leaving the station.

Krishnan joined PIX in 2001 and the became a mainstay of their morning newscast for 13 years.

3 thoughts on “Sukanya Krishnan Fired at WPIX

  1. Gustav Farley

    I was hoping to watch Suki for the next 6 days on the air on pix 11. After I read that sukanya Krishna was fired insubordination? You got to be kidding me. I was hoping that she is leaving the pix 11 in good terms at the end of next week. Now pix 11 fired suki, I may not watch the pix 11 morning news again because the way management mistreat her like that. Back in 2005, pix 11 fired Lynne white after the morning newscast. And now fast forward l just found out that sukanya Krishnan got fired after the news cast yesterday. It’s unbelievable.

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  2. Nicholelibra

    I wasn’t a fan of Suki, because she often times came off as a bully to male co-anchors and waifty female co-workers, but even she deserves better treatment than that.

    Also, too bad to hear about Scott. I started to like him as a morning guy.

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  3. Buddy Seibert

    WPIX should just drop the news and replace it with old Bugs Bunny cartoons. Might help the ratings.

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