The following quote is from one of my KTVU sources on Rita Williams, who announced her retirement on Monday.
Rita is the BEST, but they never appreciated her at Jack London. I think she makes the max under AFTRA as a reporter which is about $120,000 while many anchors there make $250K+. She MADE that place a TON of money through all her exclusives and they NEVER rewarded her! She was NEVER considered for an anchor job there which pissed her off royally all those years! Think about it...WHY are they announcing her departure...nine months in advance??? I bet they chose NOT to renew her.
My own two cents: I wrote that Rita went out on her own terms. I also wouldn't be surprised if they nudged her and she saw the handwriting on the wall. I also know she didn't care for Special Ed.
I DO know this: Dennis Richmond would have worked a couple more years---had they asked him. They didn't.
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