Sharon Tay heads for MSNBC

Sharon TayFriday is Sharon Tay's last day at Channel 5, says Ron Fineman. The longtime KTLA Morning News co-anchor is headed to MSNBC to co-host an entertainment show. She won Emmy Awards here in 2002 and 2004 and belongs to the L.A. Asian American Journalists Association chapter. She's also known to L.A. Observed readers for her glamour website, her photo spread in Razor magazine and her starring role last April in a Times story that asked "Are TV Anchors Too Hot?" (KTLA anchor Hal Fishman followed that up with an on-air commentary defending Tay's work.) Fineman isn't a fan, by the way:

As well liked as Tay is among the staff at KTLA, I think the station will be better off without her. You'd like to think they'll get someone more credible to co-anchor in the morning, but at this point, I wouldn't bet on it.

For the record, in 2004 Tay's name ranked fourth among the search terms that brought new readers to L.A. Observed (behind #1 "LA Observed," #2 "Jennifer York" and #3 "Gretchen Carr").

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