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Fiona Gorostiza leaving Fox4 after five-year stint as weathercaster, early morning feature reporter (updated)


Fox4’s Fiona Gorostiza, hired as a weathercaster before becoming an out-and-about feature reporter on the No. 1-rated Good Day program, will be leaving the station after her contract expires in December.

A source close to the situation, speaking under the condition of anonymity, said that Gorostiza was “offered a very nice contract,” but declined.

Fox4 management hasn’t issued an official statement, but a station spokeswoman later confirmed her departure.

Gorostiza, via a Facebook message, said, “When and if I can comment, I will be happy to. But at the moment I am unable to. I will miss all the great peeps I’ve crossed paths with here.”

Gorostiza joined the Dallas-based station in December of 2008, filling a vacancy left by Maria Sotolongo. It was a quantum leap for Gorostiza from KMIR-TV in Palm Springs, CA, the country’s 144th largest TV market. Dallas-Fort Worth is ranked No. 5.

She lately has specialized in on-the-scene “Fun with Fiona” participatory reports, including dispatches on fly-boarding, sky-diving and indoor hunting. Gorostiza also was lead vocalist with the station’s “Good Daze Band” and very energetically auditioned for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance when the show held tryouts in Dallas. Here’s the video on that one.

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