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News anchor suspended in dispute over coverage of Gabby Petito and women of color, report says

A San Francisco news anchor is said to have been taken off the air in a dispute over Gabby Petito coverage.

Sources told The Mercury News that Frank Somerville, the anchor for the Bay Area Fox station KTVU, was "suspended indefinitely" after he suggested a segment on Petito should include a line questioning the amount of media coverage her case had received.

The sources told the outlet that Somerville wanted to acknowledge the disparities in media attention between cases of missing white women and those of Indigenous women and women of color.

Somerville, who is white and has an adopted Black daughter, was said to have pushed back against management after being told his suggestion was "inappropriate."

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