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Reader: Why couldn't 9News have kept Kirk Montgomery and dumped a sports reporter?

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Kirk Montgomery in a photo from his Facebook page.
We got a lot of response to our post about the impending departure of Kirk Montgomery from 9News. One reader looked at the situation in the context of the many local TV-news stations that have ditched their entertainment reporters of late -- among them CBS4, which said goodbye to 25-year-veteran Greg Moody in January. Here's what she had to say.

Debra Ann writes:

Montgomery and Moody (at channel 4) offered a great deal to those of us who enjoy more than just sports in CO. I understand budget issues, but do we really need so many sports reporters???? Just ONE arts and entertainment anchor per station couldn't possibly bankrupt the stations!! Sad day for the Front Range in CO.

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JImbob67
JImbob67

I heard that his contract wasn't renewed, period.


Why does 9News need TWO weather ladies in the morning, but can't keep on a guy who really was fun to watch?

JenWo
JenWo

From everything I have heard and read, this was Kirk's decision.  It was not that the station didn't renew his contract.

Tyler Wood
Tyler Wood

He's not doing anything necessarily local to Denver, and he's not doing the national stuff better than any of the numerous organizations dedicated to entertainment news. Weather and Sports both have aspects that are necessarily localized to Denver, so of course a Denver news station should invest more heavily there. This seems like a common sense decision.

Becky Davis
Becky Davis

My daughter and I want kirk back on 9 news he is a SWEETHEART.

Joe Richardson
Joe Richardson

That's why I stick to CPR for anything thoughtful. The rest is fluff, sports and pretty weather girls.

Dorothy Laing
Dorothy Laing

someone else needs to go no Kirk love his spots and how he does things

eddievonrothhorn
eddievonrothhorn

Michael Roberts....you should be monitoring this! Disgusted to see what people are writing. Let him be!

Taylor Lawrence
Taylor Lawrence

I watch for local news. Not for what Peyton Manning's jock strap smells like. It is pathetic.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith

he could have been placed in another position. He is such a part of Denver and Channrl 9. .

Pat Burr Rosenthal
Pat Burr Rosenthal

I sent an email to 9News and was told it was not their decision - Kirk is the one that decided to leave. I would rather have Kirk than that creepy Ron Zappolo!!!!

Jon Graham
Jon Graham

Thay also need to get rid of Kyle dyer she has no personally, hell dogs don't even like her!

bigtentent
bigtentent

i'm from LA moved here and I thought the guy was awful.   This seems to be the first stop for kids out of the BYU school?   Low level of TV people generally.   We're all moving on now-  I am pretty sure the replacement will be both better AND cheaper....  

George White
George White

In real life, Kirk is a nasty person. And he's obnoxious and not the least bit entertaining (unless you're into freak shows) on TV. Channel 9 may need an entertainment reporter, but it doesn't need this "Mr. Entertainment" drunk.

akDan
akDan

One less homosexual I have to put up with !!!

Katy Martin
Katy Martin

I watch CNN and HLN for my news feed. I can get weather on my phone. Bye bye 9News.

Sean Sanchez
Sean Sanchez

That dude is a freak those wierd faces he makes and that voice, good riddance. .

Sean Pazier
Sean Pazier

How expensive can 9news be to operate considering they pull 90% of their stories from social media?

Frank Wojcinski
Frank Wojcinski

he has been a part of this news cast for a long time should have gotten rid of someone else.

Melissa Bruce
Melissa Bruce

Too many sports reports and reporters. Kirk is a gem and key to the 9 news line up. A tv personality with an actual personality!

Jake Lenth
Jake Lenth

Because sports is actual news, no one gives a $#^! about entertainment

Todd Andres
Todd Andres

I never liked him,, he was a fluff reporter, but channel 9 is not real news anyway

Bev Brinson
Bev Brinson

9 news has become an oxymoron - they just do teasers about a story they might do later or they have a conversation amongst themselves and report very little news. I know way too much about all of them. Had to quit watching.

Joe Richardson
Joe Richardson

Because people watch the local news for sports coverage. Nobody watched 9News for Kirk Montgomery's dumb entertainment coverage.

Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

Get off this. There's no huge public outcry from Westwords's demographic in support of this fellow.

Darren Vineyard
Darren Vineyard

The regular anchors can tell us who died and who got arrested in Hollywood . News weather sports.

GoTigers
GoTigers

@bigtentent  LA is the number 2 television market in the country. Going anywhere except New York, you have to expect the level of quality to go down at least a little.

Donkey
Donkey

^Because his sexual orientation has ANYTHING to do with this... Your comment removes all credibility you may have had...

akDan
akDan

No bitch, fags like you & Kirk Montgomery are the ones who 'SUCK' Cocks - you worthless pieces of Shit !!!

akDan
akDan

Wrong, because his 'faggot demeanor' makes him even more pathetic than if he was straight !!!

TPhendo
TPhendo

@akDan  


suggestion: JUST SAY NO TO FOX NEWS. 


Another generalization about the reasoning of people who are MORALLY evolved enough to understand that the suppression of homosexuality is not fair or right and causes some horrific consequences. It's not 1948 anymore bro, and why might I ask do you live in a state that is highly open to letting people be who they are?  I don't give a flying F about PC, I care that people like you quit spreading your 'dumb' and ugly hate crap. It does no good! It's small and narrow minded. What are your moral guidelines? You have no problem jumping on a forum and using disgusting and stupid language to start something that was completely unnecessary. Does it make you feel good? Is your duty done because you started a hateful fire in the name of righteousness? Are you morally better with your actions? I'm pretty sure any moral compass of GOD see's hate as sin. 


and for the record I'm neither gay or democrat - I'm human and choose to embrace people who are brave enough to step out of the box and be authentic. It's surely not easy, but then you'd have to be mature enough to be able to put yourself in someone else's shoes and see it from their perspective --- which clearly you are not. 


but I know, I'm gay and suck cock and blah blah blah blah. 



akDan
akDan

They only ones who seem to care that I pointed out that Kirk Montgomery is a disgusting faggot, is other faggots, or those who let Dumbocrats tell them they must embrace the sickness of Sodomy to be accepted or 'PC' !!!

TPhendo
TPhendo

@akDan Hahahahah...'my gay bitches', hahahahah, no crazy pants my fellow human beings. Your words are big and generalizing and small minded. That's why everyone is patronizing you by saying you suck. I'll save you the trouble, I know I suck cock with my gay bitches and I'm gay and wait, yeah I already said suck cock. That should cover it.

akDan
akDan

Of course you agree with your gay Bitches, cuz you, @garriswh, @valdezcarla7 & Kirk Montgomery ALL SUCK Cock !!!

akDan
akDan

No fag boy, you obviously SUCK Cock, because you & your other fags want everyone to accept your SICK Cock Sucking & Sodomy that WE NEVER WILL !!!

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