Update: Just after checking around, SFLTV.com (yet again) broke the story. Gotta love the newspapers and big-dog sites being beat by this lil’ ol’ blog.
Lots of big news going on while I was on my little vacation… Figures! Let’s get straight to it: Julia Yarbough will be leaving NBC6 soon! SFLTV.com’s sources have been telling us for months that her departure would be coming soon, and about seven days ago, we were notified by an anonymous tipster telling us she announced her departure. According to our sources, Yarbough will be leaving the TV news industry for good, choosing to pursue a personal fitness career. We also were informed that a number of months ago, she started a new “dating-style website.” This may not come as a surprise to some. Her website has been in development for months, as well as the fact that she’s been seeking her personal training certification. We don’t have any word on her departure date; however, we are awaiting further confirmation.
But wait… there’s more juicy information! Guess who’s been seen on set testing out for Yarbough’s position with Jackie Nespral?
…Go ahead, guess. I’m willing to bet you wont guess correctly.
Roxanne Vargas! That’s right! The girl you love to hate, the girl with no previous experience, the girl who has been on the morning duty as a reporter… just may be your next main 6PM anchor? (I know, I had to re-read it myself…) But apparently, it’s true! She was seen testing late last week with Jackie on set. Now, as I’ve said in the past, I like Roxanne! I think she’s very nice, very sensitive (which is not good in this market/on this blog), and with more practice (in a smaller market) she may just have herself a very successful career in broadcasting. But as a main anchor? I’ve got to be opposed at some point.
So, what do you think? Would promoting Roxanne Vargas to “main anchor” be a smart move for WTVJ?