In what was most certainly the busiest week in San Diego news history, one anchor/reporter was missing in action: KFMB's Kathleen Bade. I had heard a rumor that her contract was up this fall, but didn't see anything formal released as to her leaving the station, nor did I see the typical "good-bye, this is the end for me" broadcast.
Bade was one of my favorite anchors in San Diego. She always seemed relaxed and at home on the air and had a great and easily accessible sense of humor. Beyond that, she wasn't bad to look at, either. I'm very sorry to see her go, if she is, in fact, gone. But the fact that she has been pretty much deleted from the KFMB website's anchor/reporter section isn't very reassuring.
I still think, though, that this bodes well for us Susan Lennon fans. I'm thinking Lennon will return to the San Diego TV airwaves sometime after the first of the year, if not sooner, and the natural place would be with her old KUSI morning show teammate, Stan Miller, on KMFB.
Updated (later that same morning):
As confirmed here, Kathleen is indeed gone. I hope we see her on the air again, but not on KUSI. That's a fate worse than death. I'll also miss Jaymee Sire, who this post also confirms will soon be gone from KFMB.