Posted: 2:43 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
Dina, who has filed for divorce from her famous husband Clint Eastwood, “did not come back as a way to earn spare change,” news director Lawton Dodd tells RumorFix, “She’s family for us. She has been back anchoring many, many times.”
He says, “She’s a passionate journalist. She’s passionate about KSBW and she’s passionate about the community.”
Dina, who goes by Dina Ruiz Eastwood, was a full-time anchor at the station in the early 90s, before she married the movie star. But, Lawton says, “We bring her back as her schedule allows.”
He also denied that it was a November sweeps stunt — saying her two week stint during the all-important ratings period was “purely coincidental.”
KSBW-TV is a strong #1 station in the market and when Dina returns to the news, she works with her former co-anchor, Dan Green, who usually anchors the 5 p.m. news solo.
UPDATE: Dina tweeted on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. PT “It has ALWAYS been important for me to work and make my own money. Freeloading isn’t for me. I will always be employed in some way. That said,the amazing staff
@ksbw and I never severed ties.I love the job, enjoy getting a paycheck,and most of all,love our community.”