No more Diana Zoga at D-FW's Fox4 (updated)
03/20/17 11:43 AM
By ED BARK
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After just a two-year stay, Fox4 general assignment reporter Diana Zoga has parted ways with the station after the two sides apparently couldn’t agree on a new contract.
A New York-based Fox4 spokesperson confirmed Zoga’s departure Monday morning after the industry trade site ftvlive.com reported her exit earlier the same day. Her last day was Sunday, March 19th.
Zoga, who joined the Dallas-based station in March 2015, left behind an email to staffers, part of which was posted by ftvlive.
“I’m sure this seems sudden,” she said in part. “Unfortunately, it’s a decision I had to make quickly, but I want you to know I didn’t make it lightly. It was just a business deal that didn’t work out. It’s no one’s fault. And there are no hard feelings on either side.”
Zoga said her tenure at Fox4 amounted to “the most important two years of my career. I’ve learned a lot from you all. You pushed me to do better . . . Be kind to each other, continue to help each other dig and tell stories that matter. The business is tough and it’s going to get a lot tougher. You have to stick together because journalism needs you.”
Zoga so far has not returned a message asking for comment. The 1999 Plano East Senior High school graduate arrived back in North Texas from KMOV-TV in St. Louis, where she had spent seven years. She also is a graduate of the University of Texas.
(Zoga responded later Monday, reiterating there are “no hard feelings” between herself and Fox4 management, “but it just wasn’t the right contract for me.” Translated: Fox4 wanted to pay less than Zoga thinks she is worth.)
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