Jerry Barmash, who first reported Effron was out at the station, said the news director told staffers in a memo that he told Tribune president Larry Wert, when he was hired, he only wanted to be news director for two years. You can read Effron’s memo after the jump.
Effron told TVSpy the timing has been fortuitous. He said the station’s turnaround came quicker than he expected and he hopes the positive momentum continues for the next news director.
When asked about future plans, Effron mentioned his approaching 65th birthday and said he’s confident he will continue to work in the business. “Its been a terrific career,” said Effron. “I’ve been very blessed both personally and professionally and I’m very excited about what happens next.”