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Bob Sirott exits WMAQ-Channel 5

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Respected veteran Chicago broadcaster Bob Sirott is out at NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5. WMAQ Station Manager Frank Whittaker informed the station's staff this morning of Sirott's exit. Sirott was expected to be a 10 pm news anchor alongside Allison Rosati, but negotiations apparently hit a snag over a clause in Sirott's contract that promised him a boost in salary along with his increased responsibilities. Sirott was scheduled to go on vacation today. He will not return to the station.

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I was delighted when Bob Sirott came to NBC, What a great personality and so compatible with Allison. This is a shame.

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