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Following two years at the 7News anchor desk, primary anchor Reid Lamberty was shown the door on Tuesday. The move comes after several high-profile anchor shuffles at the station. Speculation is rampant that the move was made due to flagging ratings in the key 6p.m. and 11p.m. timeslots.
Lamberty joined the NBC-affil in September 2011, replacing Frances Rivera. He arrived in Boston following an impulsive move to Miami following a stint at Fox owned-and-operated station WNYW.
No word yet on the nomadic anchor’s next move or his replacement.
WHDH has added a trio of reporters to their news operations. TVSpy reported on Monday that the staffers will be joining from significantly smaller markets.
The expansion news begins with Brandon Gunnoe, formerly an anchor and reporter at KVOA in Tucson, joins 7 as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter, replacing newser-turned-professor Dave Kartunen. Nancy Chen has also signed a contract with the station to be a reporter. She previously worked at KSBY. Also, Alexandra Field arrives on Bulfinch Place as a freelance reporter. She comes from WRGB, the CBS-affil in Albany.
Former ’56er Paul Mueller has resurfaced in Tampa as a reporter for regional cable net Bay News 9. The popular weekender was last seen at WGGB in Springfield before his abrupt departure just over one year ago.
In the time between, Mueller confronted and waged an inspiring battle with his alcoholism. He relocated to Florida and began to rebuild and renew. On April 23rd, he celebrated his one-year anniversary alcohol free.
Mueller, a longtime friend and supporter of btvn, wrote on Facebook that he is “grateful and entirely humbled to be allowed to begin the next chapter of [his] career.”
This move comes after several interviews with different outlets in the southeast. Paul Mueller’s first day at Bay News 9 is Monday May 7th.
7 News anchor Sorboni Banerjee has left Bulfinch Place. The Herald reports today that the popular weekender is headed to Fox25.
Banerjee, who joined WHDH in 2006, is moving up the dial to work alongside Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire on the Fox25 Morning News.
No word yet on her last day at 7 or her debut on Fox.
Ousted 7News weekender Larry Ridley has landed in central Florida. According to multiple sources, Ridley will be signing a contract with NewsCenter5 sister-station WESH 2 News in Orlando, where he will become sports director.
Ridley is excited about his new job, remarking, “I’m looking forward to it.” He also told TVSpy, “I’m definitely looking forward to the warmer temperatures.”
According to the report, final details are still being ironed out, but Ridley is expected to be appearing on the weeknight shows.
As you may remember, btvn first broke the news that Ridley left channel 7 following a non-renewal. He had held the weekend sports anchor position since 2006.