Wilhot’s co-anchor, John Becker, surprised her with a tribute video during a newscast last week (video above). “I’m speechless, I really am,” Wilhot said after seeing the video. “To see all those faces from the past, and the present and certainly the future. I’m a blessed person.”
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“In his eight years as news director, Bill led the newsroom through great ratings successes, sweeping industry changes, heartfelt community tributes and tough investigative projects,” Granju wrote. “Through it all, he was a wonderful boss.” Read more
“The feedback that you’re giving us right now will guide us as we continue to improve our look,” writes Shory. “After all, this isn’t about what we want… it’s about what you want.”
Earlier this month, Raycom Media-owned WTNZ announced that WBIR, which is owned by Gannett, would begin producing its newscasts as part of the station’s strategy to cost-effectively expand its local news programming and eventually begin broadcasting in HD.
WTNZ’s 10 p.m. newscast will expand to an hour in “late May or early June,” WBIR news director Bill Shory told the Knoxville News Sentinel. At that point, Beth Haynes, who currently hosts WBIR’s 4 p.m. news and lifestyle show, will rotate in with Wilhoit and Becker at 10 p.m.
The other elements of the partnership–HD broadcasting and a new, two-hour morning newscast–are set to launch by the end of June.