Former TV anchor Cindy Michaels moving to California; will stay on-air at 107.9 The Mix

X242_3C22_9Former WVII-TV anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio caused quite a stir when one year ago they resigned, on air, from their positions, to the surprise of staff and viewers alike. Michaels and Consiglio had both spent six years on-air with Channel 7, and said after their resignation that they were frustrated over the way they were being told to do their jobs, and that they had significant disagreements with the way the station was run by management.

In the year since, the pair have kept busy. Consiglio is a freelance sports writer and does sports play-by-play for WZON-AM. Michaels, 47, does public relations for Shark Diver, a San Diego-based company that takes people diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of Baja California, and is also on-air with 107.9 The Mix, a Waterville-based classic rock and contemporary radio station. Michaels announced this week that she’d be moving away from Maine, the state she’s called home for 20 years, and heading out to San Diego.

“I will remain on the air at 107.9 The MIx here in Maine,” said Michaels. “Both jobs I will do from my home. My son is in college there and that is where I’m from originally.”

Michaels plans to head westwards next weekend.

“This is not only an exciting adventure for me, but a heartrending one as well, as I will miss the many friends, acquaintances, and business associates I have made over the last 20 years of living in Maine,” said Michaels, in a post online.

Emily Burnham

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