Mayor's Reporter Girlfriend Quits Station After Demotion To Far-Flung Bureau

Los Angeles television newscaster Mirthala Salinas, whose affair with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa prompted her transfer to Riverside, failed to show up for her first day of work today after a two-month suspension. A few hours later, Salinas' employer, the Spanish-language Telemundo network, announced that she would not be returning.

Salinas and Telemundo executives were negotiating an end to her employment as a network spokesman, Alfredo Richard, said: "She will not be coming back."

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