Longtime Phoenix Anchor is M-I-A

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Word out of the Valley of Sun is that changes are happening. 

Phoenix sources tell FTVLive that either new KTVK News Director Cameryn Beck is flexing her muscle or someone in the Gannett ivory tower is already 'suggesting' what happens to anchors even before the merger with Belo?

Either way, it appears that longtime KTVK anchorwoman Patti Kirkpatrick is reportedly OUT.

Insiders say her desk has been cleaned off and management isn't saying much.

Word coming down from the top is that Kirkpatrick is on an "extended leave."

But, sources tell FTVLive that her her contract is up at the end of August and some feel that she may not be back.

Kirkpatrick has been at KTVK 22 years, so it may also be a decision about $$ - she only anchors the early evening newscast.

Stay tuned...  

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