No Sheriff's Department Layoffs in Jackson County... For Now

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Fri, March 8 2013 at 5:14 PM, Updated: Fri, March 8 2013 at 5:21 PM

A sigh of relief today from 66 Jackson County Sheriff's employees who received notice last month that they may be let go. Those 66-pink slip notices will likely be rescinded after an arbitrator ruled in Jackson County's favor Friday. At issue - a $2.7 million contract dispute between the county and the Jackson County Sheriff's Employees Association. But as NBC-5's Craig Smullin reports... it's likely only a matter of time before some cuts are made.

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Craig Smullin

NBC5 News Director Craig Smullin co-anchors NBC5 News at 6 and hosts the 5 on 5 Feature Interview on NBC5 News at 5.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.

Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. He became News Director in January, 2014.

When he's not managing a busy newsroom, Craig spends time with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.

Catch Craig anchoring weekdays on NBC5 News at 6pm.

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