update: Scott from FTVLive tells us that CBS eliminated the position Tom Doerr held, VP and station manager, and there won’t be a replacement. I still think there’s a marked improvement at least in the story selection so he did something right, if CBS weren’t so stingy that studio should be tore down and replaced with something better.
We’re hearing from sources at other stations in town that Tom Doerr WFOR’s station manager and vice president has left. Doerr was brought in 2006 to help bring the station’s sagging ratings up.
We reported on February 17, 2008 that WFOR management was given a warning to improve the situation or changes will be made. The information then was that “one of them won’t be there by years end…” if things didn’t improve. Whether or not Doerr’s departure had anything to do with WFOR’s ratings we can’t confrim.
Unfortunately whoever replaces Doerr will will probably make changes, yet again, to CBS4 News.
Actually, I checked out some of their recent stories and they seem to have some very interesting, very local-oriented stories.