Gerald Kolpan released by Fox29

Gerald Kolpan, features reporter at Fox29 for nearly 21 years, was let go today, the station confirmed. His contract was up yesterday.

Kolpan is on the brink of a Big Literary Achievement, as his debut novel Etta is due in stores in March. The book -- a piece of historical fiction about Etta Place, who rode with the Wild Bunch (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) -- has gotten all kinds of great prepub buzz. He'll do a reading at the Free Library in April.