Randi Goldklank, who lost her GM job at WHDH-TV (Channel 7) two years ago after a booze-fueled tirade at Logan International Airport, is out of a job again after being arrested Sunday for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at a Delray Beach restaurant.
Goldklank has been dumped by WPEC-TV (Channel 12), where she was an advertising executive, after being "intoxicated and doing inappropriate acts," according to police. (Her arrest was first reported by The Palm Beach Post's Jose Lambiet.)
According to a Delray Beach Police report, the manager of the trendy restaurant The Office called 911 because Goldklank was behaving bizarrely -- "removing her top, and dancing on a pole like a stripper" -- and refusing to leave. When police arrived, they found Goldklank, 42, fooling around with the DJ's equipment. An officer tried to escort her out of the restaurant, but Goldklank, whose speech was slurred, resisted and tried to run away, police said. According to the officer, "the defendant repeatedly told me that if I did not let her go, I would be on the news because she works for News 12."
Not anymore, she doesn't. Station spokesman Bob Emmers told us today that Goldklank "is no longer employed by the station." Attempts to reach Goldklank were unsuccessful.
The newswoman made headlines in 2008 with her arrest at Logan Airport. In that case, she had to be helped off an airplane by two crew members, and then struck a state trooper responding to the ruckus. During the incident, she threatened to call a news crew and put the trooper "on TV and ruin [his] life." She later resigned as Channel 7's general manager, saying it "would have been extraordinarily difficult for her to continue."
Filed by Globe staff writer Mark Shanahan
(That's Goldklank's mug shot above. Below, Goldklank in 2007; Globe file photo by Wiqan Ang.)