Hoyt is replacing longtime WTOL news director Andi Roman, who announced in May that she is stepping away from the news business to spend more time with her family. He is set to join the station on July 18th, shortly after WFIE begins broadcasting its newscasts in HD.
In announcing the move, WTOL general manager Bob Chirdon said that Hoyt helped lead WFIE back “to its historic position as the top-rated news provider in the market.” Chirdon expects him to pull a similar trick at WTOL and Hoyt says he’s for the challenge.
“When I see a challenge, where the foundation’s there and the people are there, it’s really just a matter of having a strong strategy,” Hoyt told the Toledo Blade about his new job. “I think it’s a challenge I can take on and succeed in.”