Albany anchor Heather Kovar suspended after bizarre broadcast

Albany TV news anchor Heather Kovar shocked viewers over the weekend when she mispronounced her words and appeared disheveled during an evening show – and the station told the Post on Sunday that she had been suspended from her job.

The CBS 6 anchor was nervous and wide-eyed during his Saturday segments and sometimes incoherent.

At one point, as he tried to pivot between segments, Kovar said, « And so, to continue tonight, we also have to tell you, you know, like other news that’s happening in the area and across the region, in the country. ”

She also started having trouble discussing an explosion at a natural gas plant in Oklahoma, stumbling over her words.

She also quickly changed the subject during the report, quizzically saying, “Well, hello! Good afternoon!

« Like, I was telling you this morning, if you were watching us this morning from 6:00, 7:00, I told you, you know what? What a beautiful day outside today! It’s just amazing. And so, a great time for outdoor music.

She was also clearly having technical issues during the segment and was seen holding a wire at one point during the show. She was eventually stopped from speaking mid-sentence.

The news anchor could not be reached by The Post on Sunday.

The station said she had been suspended pending further investigation.

Kovar recently returned from a leave of absence, during which she cared for her father before his death.
Heather Kovar/Twitter

Kovar had said on Twitter on Saturday that she would be back on the air on Sunday morning, but she did not appear on the station’s broadcast and was replaced by Emma Quinn, who did not return a request for comment.

CBS 6, also known as WRGB, is owned by Sinclair Broadcasting Company. Kovar has been an anchor for the network since July 2016.

Online, some local viewers expressed concern for the news anchor.

“Hope Heather is okay…she looks like a wreck and she’s clumsy,” someone wrote on Twitter.

Posters feared she had a medical condition.

Kovar recently returned from a leave of absence, during which she cared for her father before his death, according to the Times Union of Albany. She wrote in a Facebook post in May that « the station graciously allowed me to take some time off to be with my family in Texas. » He died that month, according to his social media.


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