Doug Meehan, best known for his role as traffic reporter on the Fox 25 Morning News, wants to succeed Regis Philbin on his eponymous talk show. The Live! co-host announced recently that he would be leaving the show, which opens the door to a search for a new co-host.
Meehan started a Facebook group a few weeks ago, and it now has over 2,500 fans. He hopes that the page will serve as a petition for consideration for the job, quoted as saying “it worked for Betty White.” White, of course, launched her own Facebook petition with culminated in her hosting Saturday Night Live. Meehan is no stranger to hosting a post-breakfast talk show, as he hosted Good Morning Texas on Dallas/Ft. Worth’s WFAA from 2000 until 2001. However, for Live! with Doug and Kelly to take off, the show’s producers will have to take more notice of this campaign. The current managing editor of btvn wishes Doug Meehan the best of luck in his quest.
Doug Meehan, as you may know, was let go from Fox25 in early 2010 after SkyFox was grounded due to a Local News Service agreement between Boston’s two network owned-and-operated stations, WFXT and WBZ. When viewers staged their own online protest, ‘FXT brass made Meehan an offer to return at a lower salary. He rejected the lower offer, choosing to find work elsewhere. The station has since made other cuts to their news department, sending nearly half a dozen reporters out the door since 2009.
Over two decades since his arrival, WFXT anchor Frank Mallicoat is saying goodbye to New England and returning to his home state of California. Mallicoat, the now former weekend anchor at Fox 25, accepted the position of morning news anchor at San Francisco’s KPIX-TV, the local CBS affiliate and a stablemate and Group W station with WBZ.
Mallicoat began his tenure in New England at WMUR in 1986, then as a sports reporter for the old WLVI in 1992, and subsequently moved to Detroit in 1997. However, he returned to WB56 in 1998 as the sports director. He became the primary anchor in 2002 and maintained that position until the dissolution of the station’s news department in December 2006. He joined Fox 25 in 2007 as a weekend anchor.
His final newscast was this evening at 10pm, and he begins work at San Francisco’s Channel 5 in February. His replacement has not yet been named. Hit the jump for his final sign-off from Fox 25′s 10pm newscast.
Sources: Rich Lieberman 415 Media, MyFoxBoston.com
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