Former WFOR anchor and reporter Art Barron is now headed to the web.
Barron was one of the casualties during WFOR’s layoffs in September 2007. In January 2008 he landed an anchoring job at KSTP, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul. But now management there is giving him a new job description – web producer for KSTP’s upcoming neighborhood websites.
Hubbard Broadcasting is launching 80 to 90 hyper-local sites in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area covering specific neighborhoods and Art Barron will be working on those.
KOMO, the ABC affiliate in Seattle, launched dozens of neighborhood sites last year that have had great success both financially and in terms of attracting visitors. I used to visit some of them quite a bit while we lived in the Seattle area and found them quite informative.
/hat tip @allplatform/