Long-time news anchor Bill Harris is no longer employed by WJRT (Channel 12) in Flint. Harris is in “active discussions” with local news rivals WNEM (Channel 5) and WEYI (Channel 25).
Longtime WJRT (Channel 12) news anchor Bill Harris says he has worked his last day for ABC12.
Harris said today that his work on special projects for the station ended with this year’s Holiday Pops concert and said he is in active discussions with both WNEM (Channel 5) and WEYI (Channel 25) about joining one of those rival stations.
“My vision for what I want to do … didn’t mesh with (the work at) ABC12,” Harris said. “It is hurting me deeply (but) the marriage wasn’t perfect.
Meredith is partnering with WorldNow for its 12 local broadcast web sites, including WNEM in Bay City. WorldNow plans to relaunch Meredith’s local web sites in June.
Meredith Local Media is partnering with web solutions outfit WorldNow to provide its 12 sites with “a suite of online services including web publishing, video, mobile, sales support and national editorial content,” the two companies said in a statement.
WorldNow had supplied web services for Meredith years ago, before the two parted ways.
“Meredith is very focused on expanding its digital footprint, and the WorldNow team offers robust products to support those priorities,” said Steve Schwaid, Meredith Local Media Group vice president of digital content. “Additionally, WorldNow has built strong social media applications which are very impressive.”
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