Boston News Anchor Alaina Pinto Was Fired for Appearing in 'Hubie Halloween'

Her cameo in the film was a breach of her contract with 7 News

BY Josiah HughesPublished Oct 15, 2020

Adam Sandler's recent Hubie Halloween was, by most accounts, far better than it had any right to be. Unfortunately, however, the good vibes did not last for news anchor Alaina Pinto, who was fired from her day job because of her cameo in the film.

There's a scene in the film where Pinto plays a newscaster on a segment called Wake Up Boston. Every female reporter that appears on screen has opted to dress up as Harley Quinn for Halloween (including a newscaster played by Adam Sandler's real-life wife Jackie).

The gag was fun, to be sure, but it was unfortunately a breach of contract for Pinto. Having worked as a traffic reporter for the Boston area's 7 News since 2016, she was fired for appearing in the film.

"Earlier this week I was let go from 7 News," Pinto wrote on Twitter. "I am posting this because I want to be open and honest with all of you. Last year, I participated in a cameo in the recently released Netflix movie by Adam Sandler, Hubie Halloween. In doing so, I mistakenly violated my contract with the station and I understand why management unfortunately chose to terminate me. I am deeply disappointed and saddened, and I hoped this would not be how things evolved."

She continued, "Thanks to all my wonderful 7 News viewers and my supportive and great colleagues at the station. Reporting the news to you every morning was an honor and a privilege. I promise to stay in touch and keep you updated on the next chapter — the future is bright!"

Read Pinto's tweets about the firing below.


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