Michael Nurse, WKBW VP & GM told TVSpy, “We are going a new direction in our morning program under EW Scripps ownership. We tried something different and it didn’t resonate.”
Nurse also said more detail about the station’s plans would be announced soon.
Alan Pergament, TV writer for The Buffalo News, who first reported the news, said, “The departure of the anchors isn’t a surprise since “Good Morning” has been a ratings disaster and hit rock bottom during the July sweeps.”
The two were hired last year in what then news director Polly Van Doren said was a revamp. She told TVSpy, “We have a new General Manager who feels it’s best to start fresh with our morning product.” Van Doren left WKBW for WKEF-WRGT in Dayton, OH, in January.