A television anchor's 15 seconds of movie fame have come at the cost of her job.
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"Earlier this week I was let go from 7 News," she tweeted. "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."
Management at the station did not respond to a request for comment by TODAY.
Pinto's 38-second cameo comes 12 minutes into the movie when she plays a news anchor for a fictional station's morning show called "Wake Up, Boston" that is being watched on Halloween by Julie Bowen's character.
Pinto dresses up as DC Comics character Harley Quinn for a segment about Halloween, only to realize that the station's female meteorologist and another reporter have also dressed up as Quinn.
"Tracy, you went with Harley Quinn, too?" she says to a reporter played by Sandler’s wife, Jackie Sandler.
"Sure did, Erin," Jackie Sandler says. "Only one day a year to show your ex what he’s missing!"
Pinto had been with WHDH since 2016 and previously worked at a pair of stations in Vermont.
"Thanks to all my wonderful 7 News viewers and my supportive and great colleagues at the station," she tweeted. "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!"