ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – FOX 2 news personality, Kevin Steincross, has been pulled off the air indefinitely.
After negotiations with FOX2, Tribune and the St. Louis County NAACP President John Gaskin this afternoon, Steincross made the announcement, via video, that he would be absent from the station, for now, to regain the trust of the community.
Late last week, Steincross was accused of using a racial slur on air when mentioning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Steincross insisted he misspoke and tripped over his words and even apologized on air.
Calls for his dismissal were almost immediate from those who claim the racial slur in question was intentional.
KMOX host, Mark Reardon, had said we should sit and talk before making a decision about his future.
According to his bio, Steincross has been with FOX 2 for 22 years, beginning in 1996 and moved to the morning newscaster role in 1998.