Lilia Luciano, an NBC News correspondent based in Miami (more like WTVJ studios in Miramar) has been fired by the network for using an edited version of George Zimmerman’s 911 call on the Today show on March 20. In her story the edit omitted the underlined phrase below:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Dispatcher: Okay, we don’t need you to do that.
Lilia Luciano was with NBC News since October 2010, she joined from Univision where she co-hosted “Aqui y Ahora“.
SFLTV first broke the news last Friday that WTVJ investigative reporter Jeff Burnside was fired for using an edited version of the 911 Zimmerman call in his story that aired during local newscasts. Shortly after, NBC and WTVJ had to admit officially why Burnside was no longer with the station.