Telemundo anchor/Antonio Villaraigosa paramour Mirthala Salinas remains on leave as her station investigates a possible breach of ethics regarding her affair with the L.A. mayor. Last month, Villaraigosa announced he and his wife were separating, which was then reported as a “political scandal” by Salinas on Telemundo outlet KVEA Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, prompted with published reports of the affair, Villaraigosa confirmed the relationship with Salinas. The issue of journalistic ethics is being heatedly discussed, while station executives counter that Salinas had been moved from the politics beat to general assignments last summer.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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