In a tearful (his words) good bye, morning anchor Eric Weber has signed off of Orlando’s WKMG. He thanked his coworkers and the viewers, saying it was “tough to leave Orlando,” but he had an offer that he could not refuse. He is headed to Boston to join 24hr cable channel New England Cable News. He has been at WKMG since April 2007.
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“It’s difficult to turn down this good an opportunity,” Weber, 39, said today.
In Boston, he will work as a main anchor from 4:30 to 7 a.m., then shift to news anchor – similar to Ann Curry of “Today” — from 7 to 9 a.m. Weber has been at CBS affiliate WKMG since April 2007 and came here after working as a TV sports reporter in Milwaukee.
“This was my first news job,” Weber said. “They took a chance on me. They offered me the opportunity to be a morning news guy and craft my skills.” He described working with anchor Lauren Rowe as “an amazing time.”
WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said Weber’s final day will be March 2.….Cont….
(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WKMG’s committed to a new strategy to pull out of a difficult period in a tough economy. Orlando?s CBS affiliate is banking on promoting a rearranged team ? especially its personalities. General Manager Skip Valet said a shift in anchorwomen, which started last month as an experiment, already has paid off. ?We?re moving out of the test phase,? Valet said. ?We?re getting very good results. I think the broadcasts are certainly improving. The ratings are definitely improving. We?re going to continue the course.? Lauren Rowe (pictured) will remain at 11 p.m. while Laura Diaz takes her slot in early morning. Jacqueline London continues at 6 p.m. In August, the station?s news shows ran third ? behind WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 ? at 6 a.m., 6 and 11 p.m. in the 25-to-54 age group that?s most important to advertisers. But WKMG trumpets improvement in that age group, especially women…..Cont……