Morning host Doug Jardine is no longer employed by KTVX(TV) Salt Lake City, following his guilty plea to two misdemeanors related to the 41-year-old anchor having sex with a 17-year-old girl.
Jardine could be sentenced to up to two years in jail at sentencing Sept. 22. He was originally charged with two felonies, but a plea agreement was reached. The girl, sources said, was someone Jardine met while doing a story.
The station had suspended Jardine pending legal proceedings, and an agreement was negotiated toward his termination, the station said.
KTVX(TV) has already been looking to fill one co-host spot on Good Morning Utah, and now will look for a permanent replacement for Jardine.
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