Starting September 9, NBC affiliate WPMI will add a 4:30 a.m. newscast anchored by Pat Greenwood. Greenwood will continue to anchor the 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. newscast alongside weather and traffic anchor Deitra Tate and new co-anchor Kelly Jones. WPMI will also add a half-hour of news at 12:30 p.m. which will be anchored by Jones.
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Grandquest, who has been the NBC-affiliate’s vice president and general manager since 2008, was let go this week. Multiple employees confirmed to Mobile’s Lagniappe Magazine that Grandquest had been shown the door.
During his time atop WPMI, Grandquest focused on new ways for the station to connect with viewers, especially through social media. His drive for new media innovation backfired in 2009 when a digital billboard displaying live updates from the station’s Twitter feed embarrassingly displayed the tweet “3 Accused of Gang Rape in Monroeville” alongside an image of anchors Greg Peterson and Kym Thurman, and chief meteorologist Derek Beasley.