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Anchor Fired after Bar Fight Gets New Job

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You Tube (L-R) Erica Bivens and Chelsea Ambriz

News anchor Erica Bivens is wiping her slate clean as she starts her new job in Lexington, KY after a hostile altercations in Huntington, WV.

A bar fight broke out between Bivens and her co-worker at WSAV in Charleston, WV; weathercaster Chelsea Ambriz, back in August. The Herald-Dispatch reports that Bivens accused Ambriz of hitting on her husband. She said when she confronted her coworker, a fight ensued. Bivens suffered a ruptured eardrum and skull fracture. Prosecutors charged Ambriz with misdemeanor battery, but the charges were eventually dismissed after Bivens failed to appear in court.

Ambriz posted a statement on her Facebook page.

“From the beginning I was wrongfully charged without a proper investigation,” she said. “I did not do the things I was accused of and that would’ve come out, in detail, during court today if the state’s ‘victim’ showed. She didn’t, so we weren’t able to proceed and the case was dismissed.”

Both women were fired from their workplace, WSAZ. WSAZ made no statement.

Adweek reported that Lexington anchor Doug High announced Bivens’ new position as his co-anchor on High’s public Facebook page. “I’m really excited about the energy, work ethic and extensive broadcast news experience [Bivens] brings to WTVQ,” said High.

Bivens has posted on her on social media about her move to Lexington. She will be anchoring the morning news at 5 a.m.

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