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South Carolina Anchors Bree Boyce and Darryl Hood MIA from WACH

wach anchorsBree Boyce and Darryl Hood, the anchors for WACH 10:00 pm. news have gone missing from the Sinclair-owned Columbia, SC, FOX affiliate.

A check of TVeyes shows Boyce hasn’t been on-air since late June while Hood has been absent since July 1. Their bios have been removed from the station website. Sports director Brian McConchie has been anchoring the newscast.

As a former Miss South Carolina with no formal journalism experience, Boyce was a controversial hire at the station. The move prompted former WACH anchor Mike Woolfolk, now working for WXYZ in Detroit, to write a piece that was critical of the hire.

Hood had been with WACH since 2010. He started his career at Orange County Newschannel before working at KQTV in St. Joseph, MO. He has also worked in Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Denver, CO, and Memphis, TN.

Sinclair and WACH have not responded to emails asking if the two are still working for the station.

image: Free-Times

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Former WACH Anchor Not Happy About Station Hiring Beauty Queen as Anchor

boyce_croppedMike Woolfolk, a former anchor for Columbia, SC, FOX affiliate WACH, had some things to say about his old station’s hiring of a former beauty queen with no formal journalism experience.

Woolfolk, who was an anchor at WACH from 1996 until 2010, wrote a response to an article in local weekly paper Free Times titled “The Camera Loves Her” which talks about the station hiring Bree Boyce as co-anchor of the 10:00 p.m. news.

“I was astounded when I first heard of this move by WACH-TV, my former employer, and I remain astounded to this day,” Woolfolk said on his blog.

“Students, forget about all that crap your college professors and other professionals who visited your classes told you about “paying your dues” or “having to cut your teeth in Podunkville, USA” before you get the chance to anchor a newscast in a place like Columbia, or better.  Don’t worry about learning the craft or gaining experience.  Just go out and do something that garners you major attention because those are the people television station general managers favor for anchor slots— one of the most high profile and significantly important jobs in the newsroom– over formally trained and experienced journalists.” Read more

WACH Adds Former Miss South Carolina as 10:00 p.m. Anchor

Bree Boyce is joining Columbia, SC, FOX affiliate WACH as co-anchor for its 10:00 p.m. news.

The 2011 Miss South Carolina will join current anchors Darryl Hood, Brian McConchie and chief meteorologist Henry Rothenberg in October.

Boyce tweeted the news saying, “Excited to be working with these guys!! Darryl, Brian, and Henry! We are going to have fun!”

“Bree not only brings a fresh look to WACH FOX NEWS at TEN – she has a compelling story of personal success,” said Jim Bleicher WACH general manager. “As an Anchor/Reporter she will look for and produce similar stories from all over the Midlands. We’re very happy to have Bree join our team.”

[The State]