Sonia Baghdady, 5/5:30/11 pm anchor at WTNH, has announced on her Facebook page that she is leaving News8 after 11 years. We’re told that since her last drawn-out contract negotiations things had not been sunny on Elm Street in New Haven. Baghdady’s off-air photography sessions may not have irked management but indicated that she clearly didn’t mind being known for something other than her journalistic credibility. All signs lead to morning anchor Anne Craig taking over some of Baghdady’s newscasts.
Just want to let you all know tonight’s 5pm newscast was my last one at News 8. I’m excited to say I’ve decided it’s time to move on and pursue other interests and passions. I want to thank all of you who have supported me over the past 11 years at WTNH. That support has meant the world to me. I’m looking forward to where my path leads me next.
From the WTNH website:
Thank you and farewell Sonia Baghdady! Sonia is leaving News 8 to pursue other interests and passions. While we are sad to see Sonia go, we are happy she’s able to pursue her dreams. Sonia has been a wonderful friend and colleague to us here at WTNH over the years as well as a trusted broadcast professional delivering the news and having your back for more than a decade. From all of us here, we wish you only the best Sonia, you will always be a part of the News 8 Family!