WPLG general manager Dave Boylan has resigned according to FTVLive. No details on why but according to insiders Boylan was forced by upper management to make the changes we’ve all seen take place at WPLG so it might have to do with that.
Update: I’m told Dave Boylan will be leaving WPLG sometime in September. Some speculate Post-Newsweek management may have pushed him out. It should be noted that with Boylan in charge WPLG has remained second in revenue behind top-earner WSVN regardless of how low (or high) the station’s ratings have been. Compare that to WFOR who are behind even WTVJ in terms of earnings. A new General Manager coming in could mean a lot of changes are in store for WPLG. Usually GMs come in and start to want leave their mark almost immediately, often by way of shuffling talent, or not renewing contracts and instead hiring people they’ve worked with previously in other markets. Like when Shannon High-Bassalik was in charge of WFOR, she poached Beatriz Canals and Brian Andrews from WSVN and made offers to other 7News talent. So in the next year we could see a lot of changes at WPLG