Gardner comes to the Boston CBS owned station from WISH in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Indianapolis Business Journal reports Gardner had replaced Julie Patterson, who left the station in September. The IBJ says WISH management is concerned about losing employees after the station drops its affiliation in January.
In Gardner’s case, it could simply be a jump to a larger market. Boston is the seventh-largest U.S. media market and Indianapolis is 27th, according to New York-based Nielsen Media Research.
In addition to Patterson and now Gardner, WISH lost its sales director, Julie Zoumbaris, who departed in September to take that same position with WRTV-TV Channel 6. Zoumbaris had been with WISH since 2009.
Gardner joined WISH in November 2011. Before that, she was the morning meteorologist for WTHI-TV in Terre Haute.