FTVLive reported that WBBM in Chicago had been quietly looking for a possible replacement for main Anchor Rob Johnson.
Sources told FTVLive that the station had reached out to agents and others in the industry looking for a possible replacement for the CBS O&O anchorman.
But as Robert Feder reports Johnson and WBBM have struck a new deal.
Feder writes that Johnson has agreed to a multiyear renewal with CBS 2 to continue as 5, 6 and 10 p.m. weekday news anchor. His co-anchor on all three newscasts is Kate Sullivan.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and some speculate that Johnson may have taken a cut in pay or no raise.
Johnson confirmed the extension negotiated between his agent and bosses of the CBS-owned station.
"My philosophy is to not make my personal business public," Johnson told Feder. "But given the multiple inaccuracies that have been reported, I am happy to report that I'm going to sign a multiyear contract with CBS to continue the great work we're doing. And I couldn't be happier."