It’s time to play musical “anchor” chairs. WPIX is making major moves to its weekday morning show and weekend news programming starting Monday.
First off, Kori Chambers has been demoted to weekend nighttime anchor. The rumbles about his dismissal due to lack of chemistry with Sukanya Krishnan have been almost immediate since his arrival in 2013.
Its another news turn for longtime sports anchor Scott Stanford (left), who replaces Chambers. Stanford, whose teaming with Tamsen Fadal didn’t spark enough interest, has been an occasional fill-in opposite Krishnan, since the failed experiment.
Krishnan is the one constant in the ever-changing PIX morning landscape. In fact, by last count, that’s at least four partners she’s worked with on the sunrise newscast since joining the station in 2000.
With Chambers (right) flying solo on the weekend, that means Kala Rama and Craig Treadway are being shuffled too. The team just started in January, and are now headed to a revamped 5 a.m. PIX Morning News lead-in.
Rama, whose husband is WPIX morning reporter Anthony DiLorenzo, joined PIX this year from Channel 7, but Treadway is another PIX lifer, headed back to his morning roots.
Andy Adler takes the weeknight sports duties.
“It’s just another shift of chairs on the Titanic,” says a PIX insider. “The next move is obviously a change in management.”
Of course, Channel 11 has their own spin room in place.
Tuned In obtained the email News Director Amy Waldman sent to staff Wednesday.
“To maximize the talents of our news team, we are making some exciting changes in the news department.”
Waldman wrote that Chambers will handle political coverage during the weeknight newscasts. He’ll also work on special consumer reports.
Despite Waldman saying she’s excited about plans for the upcoming book, ratings have been regularly tanking across all dayparts.
Additionally, Dan Mannarino writes on his Facebook page that he’s switching from morning drive to night side reporting.