KGO ABC7 anchor Jessica Aguirre is moving on, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences newsletter reports. It says both Aguirre and KGO declined to discuss the move, but Aguirre had been open about the station notifying her some weeks ago that it would not renew her contract when it expired at the end of the year. In March, when word leaked out that her future at the station was in limbo, the Oakland-based Centro Legal de la Raza launched a petition drive to save her job.
Aguirre was promoted to weeknight anchor in December 1999, replacing Terilyn Joe. From 1997 to 1999, she was the weekend anchor. She came to KGO in 1997 from KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Before KABC, she anchored at two stations in Miami. She tells the TV newsletter that she would like to remain in the Bay Area.