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Alisha Laventure apparently is out at TEGNA8 (updated)


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Her biography has been removed from the station’s website, and several sources say that Alisha Laventure no longer is with Dallas-based TEGNA8 after joining the station in July 2016.

Laventure has not responded to a message inquiring about her status. TEGNA8 news director Carolyn Mungo, who hired her from News 12 Long Island, does not talk to your friendly content provider about personnel matters -- or anything. (Mungo later confirmed Laventure’s departure to Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram, with which TEGNA8 has a content-sharing pact.)

Sources tell unclebarky.com that Laventure’s dismissal was work performance-related. Mungo told the Star-Telegram’s Robert Philpot that she couldn’t say any more beyond acknowledging Laventure’s exit.

Initially hired as the station’s weekend Daybreak anchor, Laventure moved quickly to a more visible daytime slot as co-anchor of TEGNA8’s 4 p.m. weekday newscasts with Jason Wheeler, who now is soloing. She also had filled in lately on weekday editions of Daybreak.

Laventure, whose parents are natives of Haiti, gained some national prominence in January with a TEGNA8 commentary denouncing President Trump’s derogatory comments about immigrants from Haiti and other “shithole countries.” Laventure’s response reportedly received more than five million views on Facebook, where she hasn’t posted anything since Oct. 11th. She hasn’t tweeted anything via @AlishaLaventure since Sept. 12th.

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