Updated: To clarify. Trent Aric will no longer be the chief meteorologist, obviously. Betty Davis will be the new chief met when she takes over. And for those who may not know, Betty was a Weather Channel meteorologist for 5 years prior to coming to WPLG in 2011.
This is not really announced yet but rumor has it WPLG chief meteorologist Trent Aric has been moved to weekend evenings! Betty Davis appears to be the one chosen to take over his weekday duties at 5, 6, and 11pm.
If this is true, it is quite the change considering Trent was hired and groomed to be the replacement for former WPLG chief meteorologist Don Noe.
I don’t know why this is happening and I’m not sure anyone does either except WPLG and Post-Newsweek management. There is speculation that the changes at WPLG are driven by Post-Newsweek Stations management in Detroit and not locally. Or that local management is making them but the bosses in Detroit have the final word.