Chicago Deuce Bolts for Al Jazeera

 Chris Myers

Chris Myers

A Chicago Assistant News Director is going from local low rated news operation to a national low rated news operation.

Chris Myers (no, not that one) has resigned as the Deuce at Fox-owned WFLD  to join Al Jazeera America.

Myers told staffers in a meeting Wednesday that he’ll work through next week at Fox 32 before moving to Los Angeles to help start up a new weekly show for the fledgling cable news channel. No word yet on his replacement.

Myers, a former executive producer at NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5 and producer at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7, joined Fox 32 in January 2012 as assistant news director under his mentor, Phyllis Schwartz. When Schwartz resigned the following December, Myers served as interim news director, but was passed over for the permanent job in favor of Tom Doerr, who signed on from Fox-owned KRIV-TV in Houston.

H/T Robert Feder