Longtime WRGB reporter Mary Beth Wenger has lost her job at the television station.
Station sources said Wenger, who began working at CBS6 in 1981 and anchored weekend newscasts for about 20 years, was told her contract would not be renewed on Wednesday.
Two other employees, a news producer and station web site worker, also were laid off.
Wenger’s departure marks the second time a long-tenured television broadcaster has lost her job in less than a month. WNYT decided in December against renewing the contract of anchor Lydia Kulbida.
Wenger began anchoring WRGB’s weekend newscasts during the mid-1980s and worked the Saturday-Sunday shift until the fall of 2004, when she was replaced by Jerry Gretzinger. Wenger had been working in WRGB’s Pittsfield, Mass. bureau for the last several years.
Robert Furlong, WRGB’s general manager, could not be reached today.