Now Crain is officially out of a job.
The company declined to comment further to CNN Business.
But Crain's exit caps a week of controversy for the station and its parent company, which has repeatedly come under scrutiny for its editorial choices. 
Crain's June 5 commentary about the station's "Code Red" warnings went viral – much to the dismay of Sinclair executives.
"We want you to know it's not us," Crain customs viewers, blaming "corporate" for the frightening alerts.
Crain was noticeably absent from the station's airwaves after his monologue. Viewers and advertisers supported him a lot, with many expressing companies that he might lose his job. One week later, "people are still livid" in the community, and Sinclair source said on Wednesday.
Crain has declined to comment on his status, and he did not respond to a request for comment after Sinclair confirmed his departure on Wednesday evening.