WPLG are done with experimenting to see which anchors are working best by letting them “audition” over several weeks.
Post-Newsweek president Emily Barr allegedly didn’t think it was a good idea because it may confuse viewers so she put an end to it. By next week we should see what the permanent anchor teams are. Depending on who I talk to some say we’ll see big changes, while others believe nothing too radical should be expected.
The change probably has to do with ratings. The numbers for WTVJ have picked up since last year, their newscasts are a lot more watchable, and not as stale and drab as they were before the station unveiled a new set and studio in July of 2012. And then there’s WFOR, who as of late have promoted their weekday morning newscast as being the fastest growing.