Got word that Channel 4 (KMOV-TV) let go of its senior reporter John Mills today. Unclear right now if anybody else got shown the door.
He worked for KMOV for thirteen years and won several of journalism's highest honors, including a George Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Your very own Riverfront Times named him the "Best Reporter TV/Radio Division" just last fall.
Mills has posted a statement on his Web site thanking the people of St. Louis for all the stories over the years.
He told me, "If any St. Louis companies or organizations are interested in a loyal and dedicated employee, I would very much appreciate their consideration. I really feel that way! I'm not bitter. In TV this was an incredible run."
Mills is the third marquee reporter that Channel 4 has pink-slipped in the last year. The station let go of police reporter Kara Kaswell and investigative reporter Mike O'Connell in 2008.