NBC 2.0 has come to town and claimed its first casualty. NBC has decided not to renew Michael Williams’ contract and he’ll be out as of January leaving, probably, Jackie Nespral handling the 11pm newscast by herself (and the little elfs behind the scenes).
I’d personally vote to have Julia Yarbough (sp?) anchor the 11pm.
As many of you know we have been exploring new formats and evolving our newscasts. Beginning January 2007 we are moving to a single anchor format for our 11pm newscast. As a result, Michael Williams will be leaving NBC6 at the end of the year and will look for other anchor opportunities inside and outside the company.
Michael has played a significant role as a reporter and anchor. His passion for great journalism and his personal integrity has made our product and our people better. We are grateful for all he has contributed.
Please join me in wishing Michael the very best in his future endeavors.