Boston newsor fired for Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween comedy on Netflix because it violated his contract
- Alaina Pinto said she was fired from her WHDH-TV news anchor job in Boston
- Pinto said he violated his contract by making a cameo in a Netflix movie
- She plays a news anchor in Hubie Halloween, the comedy starring Adam Sandler
- Pinto joined WHDH in December 2016, where he started as a traffic reporter
- DailyMail.com reached out to WHDH seeking comment on Pinto’s firing
A Boston traffic reporter said he was fired for breaking a contract after he appeared in a new Netflix movie starring Adam Sandler.
Alaina Pinto announced on her Twitter feed on Thursday that she was fired from her job as a newscaster of independent television station WHDH after making a comeback on Hubie Halloween, the Netflix comedy.
‘Earlier this week I was released from 7 News,’ Pinto tweeted.
‘I posted this because I want to be open and honest with all of you.
Alaina Pinto (above) says she was fired from her job as a traffic reporter for the WHDH television news station
Pinto says he ended up breaking his contract by making a cameo appearance on Hubie Halloween, the Netflix movie starring Adam Sandler
‘Earlier this week I was released from 7 News,’ Pinto tweeted. ‘I posted this because I want to be open and honest with all of you.’
‘Last year, I participated in a cameo in Adam Sandler’s recently released Netflix movie, “Hubie Halloween”, “he wrote. management to end me. ‘
‘Thank you to all my amazing 7 News viewers and my supportive and great station colleagues,’ he wrote.
‘Last year, I participated in a cameo in Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix movie,“ Hubie Halloween ”.
‘In doing so, I mistakenly violated my station contract and I understand why the management chooses me to terminate me.’
Pinto started working at a television station in Boston in December 2016
Pinto added: ‘I am very disappointed and sad, and I hope things do not change like this.
‘Thanks to all my amazing 7 News viewers and my supportive and great station colleagues.
In the film, Sandler plays an eccentric community of volunteers investigating a real-life murder in the town of Salem, Massachusetts
‘Reporting news to you every morning is an honor and a privilege.
‘I promise to stay in touch and keep you updated on the next chapter – the future is bright!’
DailyMail.com reached out to WHDH for comment. Pinto has been with the station since December 2016.
Pinto’s biography has been removed from the television station’s web site.
In the film, Pinto plays a newscaster for a fictional television show called Wake Up Boston, according to Decider.
He appeared in the film dressed as Harley Quinn, the fictional supervillain character from many DC Comics stories.
At Hubie Halloween, Sandler performs a dilapidated volunteer community investigating a real-life murder in the town of Salem, Massachusetts.
The film, which was shot last year at several locations in Massachusetts, including Salem, Lynnfield, Hamilton, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, debuted on Netflix on October 7.