Big Apple Anchor Takes a Buyout


Word is that WPIX Morning Anchor Frances Rivera is leaving the station at the end of the month. 

All kinds of changes have been going down at the struggling Tribune station and it appears that Rivera is just the latest one.

Sources say the morning anchor accepted a buyout of her contract.  

Rivera teamed with the popular Sukanya Krishnan for the three-hour morning program beginning in August 2011. It could be that viewers never warmed up to Rivera. As in the evening, the ratings have been poor opposite powerhouse Good Day New York at WNYW, although Channel 11′s best numbers have actually been in the a.m.

Insiders say that new News Director Mark Effron is looking to hire a male anchor to work with Krishnan.

WPIX has already been holding many anchor auditions for a male anchor to supplement Fadal at night.

Stay tuned....

H/T Tuned In