Two New Anchors For Channel 9
Two anchors are better than one. That's the theory among WCPO-TV (Channel 9) managers, who will replace David Rose with two anchor-reporters sometime next month. Rose, whose contract was not renewed in March, had worked a split shift – co-anchoring "Good Morning Tri-State" and the weekday newscasts.
Channel 9 is doing auditions this month, after a national anchor search. There are also some internal candidates from the Channel 9 reporting staff, says Bill Fee, Channel 9 vice president and general manager.
The new morning co-anchor also will report during the day. The evening co-anchor will report for the news, Fee says.
The anchor positions will be filled by early next month, Fee says.
Of the guys on staff, who should get a shot at anchoring? John Matarese, Lance Barry? Jay Warren?