You know what I said about Jen Herrera being promoted to weekday mornings? Pretend it didn’t happen.
Sources inside and outside WPLG tell me station management (and at HQ in Detroit) are testing different people as anchors on the morning team. So at least as of last week Jen Herrera is really in the hot seat as management in Detroit and probably a panel of viewers are watching and taking notes. I’m told there may be several other people being considered for the morning slot next to Jason Martinez who appears to be safe. The evening newscasts are probably in the same situation but details are very scant.
I’m also told that it maybe up to the higher-ups at Post-Newsweek Television HQ in Detroit (or is it Chicago now) on who is going get the promotion, not WPLG general manager Dave Boylan and news director Bill Pohovey.
It isn’t clear what is prompting the sudden changes, whether it’s ratings or management at HQ wanting to shake things up. Although WFOR have been airing promos lately touting their morning newscast as being the “fastest growing” so maybe that has something to do with it.
On another note, several Post-Newsweek and WPLG sources tell me that management is going “crazy” over new Post-Newsweek Stations CEO Emily Barr making the rounds. Everyone is “on edge and looking busy”. Barr is set to visit WPLG on March 18th for two meetings with staffers