Scott Stanford is losing his co-anchor role with Tamsen Fadal. The station is bringing back John Muller, the former morning anchor, to team with Fadal at 5 and 10 p.m.
Muller was an original member of the PIX Morning News when it launched in 2000.
In a note sent to staffers tonight and obtained by Tuned In, news director Mark Effron says Stanford, who joined Channel 11 in September, will be the station’s lead sports anchor and host the weekly Sports Desk on Friday nights.
Effron told staffers that PIX will be increasing in-depth analysis and team coverage of sports in the newscasts.
Although Stanford wasn’t the first sportscaster to make the move to news anchoring, oddly he covered both within the same broadcast.
Stanford has several years of sports experience on WNBC and WWOR.
Muller’s second stint at WPIX follows his tenure at ABC as anchor on World News Now and America This Morning. He also was a fill-in news reader on Good Morning America.
Muller returns to PIX on June 23.