Rick Sanchez Wonders If NBC Demoted Jenna Wolfe Because She’s A Pregnant Lesbian

Jenna Wolfe

Apr. 1 2013, Published 8:06 a.m. ET

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Journalist Rick Sanchez -- who famously lost his job on CNN in 2010 for controversial remarks about Jon Stewart -- is at it again. This weekend, he weighed in on NBC’s demotion of Jenna Wolfe, who was taken off as co-host of Weekend TODAY and instead made the show’s news reader, a less prestigious position.

As previously reported, last Wednesday on the embattled TODAY, Wolfe, 39, announced that she is four months pregnant, while revealing she’s gay by identifying her life partner as being NBC foreign correspondent Stephanie Gosk.

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On Saturday, Sanchez took to Twitter to wonder if Wolfe’s demotion was tied to her sexuality and pregnancy.

He wrote, “Wonder if @JennaWolfe’s terrible demotion on @todayshow was b/c @NBC didn’t want a then soon 2 be pregnant lesbian to be cohost. I hope not.


As of Monday morning, NBC has not responded to Sanchez’s remark.

As previously reported, in October 2010, CNN fired Sanchez, 54, after he called Jon Stewart a “bigot” on a radio show and seemingly implied, to many people, that CNN and other networks are run by Jews.

According to transcript of the program, Sanchez said: “ Very powerless people... snickers He's (Stewart)  such a minority, I mean, you know sarcastically... Please, what are you kidding? ... I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they -- the people in this country who are Jewish -- are an oppressed minority? Yeah. sarcastically”

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In a statement to Wednesday, Sanchez called any characterization that he implied the networks are run by Jews “ false and completely untrue.”

“I did not say--nor have I ever said, nor do I believe--that CNN and other networks are ‘run by Jewish people,’” he added.

In wake of the controversy, he later apologized, but his career took a hit. He’s currently a member of the national news team of MundoFox, a Spanish-language network in the United States.

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