Openly gay news anchor leaves local Fox Channel

By |2018-01-15T22:27:36-05:00April 9th, 2009|News|

Charles Pugh announced in late March that he is officially leaving WJBK-TV Channel 2, a local Fox affiliate. His last day was Friday, March 27.
Pugh, who worked as a weekend anchor for seven years and at the station for a decade, returned as a guest on “Fox 2 News Weekend” to make the official announcement. The segment aired March 28.
An openly-gay local celebrity, Pugh often makes appearances at LGBT and HIV/AIDS events around the area, sometimes hosting the events. Though he has not yet announced what his upcoming plans are, rumors speculate that he may be making a run for Detroit City Council. Other sources have said that Pugh is working on a book and starting his own production studio.
On “Fox 2 News Weekend,” Pugh hinted to expect an announcement some time in May.
It remains to be seen whether his big plans will involve working with the LGBT community in any way.

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