There is a potential shakeup in the works at WABC/Ch. 7
Insiders are buzzing that the station brass may move afternoon anchor David Navarro to the channel’s morning newscast and replace him with lead sportscaster Rob Powers.
“It would just be an easy fit,” an insider told the Daily News about pairing Powers with brunette bombshell anchor Liz Cho.
A few years ago, Powers seemed to be a shoo-in at the anchor desk with Cho. Then Navarro joined the station in late 2010.
Cho “thought that [Powers] would be a better fit on that show. David [Navarro] came out of nowhere,” said the insider.
The chemistry between Powers and Cho has been most apparent recently as the sports whiz has been substituting for Navarro while he’s been on vacation.
Powers meanwhile, occasionally anchors in the mornings.
A WABC rep denied any major moves are in the works.
“This is the first time we have asked [Powers] to fill in as an anchor, but it is just that, as a fill-in,” said the rep. “Rob is our weekday sports anchor and there are no plans for him to do anything other than that, and to do occasional fill-in news anchor work.”
The rep said Navarro may continue to work in the morning “from time to time, depending on vacation schedules.”