According to Norm! of the Las Vegas Review Journal, tv reporter Jeff Gradney of KTNV has been fired after he and his girlfriend were accused of soliciting male partners for sexual purposes on the Internet.
Norm! quotes Gradney’s ad on Craigslist as reading:
“hot, intensely passionate couple looking for a cool guy to play with.”
The posting reportedly SHOWED A PHOTOGRAPH of Gradney and his girlfriend having sex. Somebody recognized Gradney from his work on tv and informed the station.
Gradney had been with KTNV (the Las Vegas ABC affiliate) for three years. He had previously been with KING 5 in Seattle.
This is just the latest controversy involving channel 13 on-air personalities. Last month longtime sportscaster Ron Futrell was fired after a hit and run accident. In 2005 weekend weather anchor Rob Blair was fired after accidentally referring to Martin Luther King Jr. as “Martin Luther Coon” on a taped station promo that went over the air.