Sources at KWWL in Waterloo tell FTVLive that morning Anchor Jason Carter (pictured) was handed his walking papers this morning and he has already been replaced.
After two years at the station, Carter's contract is not being renewed. His bio has already been scrubbed from the station's website.
Replacing Carter is Jerry Gallagher, who will be joining Teal Jennings, and Eileen Loan for the Today In Iowa newscast.
“I truly cannot wait to return to the Cedar Valley and Eastern Iowa,” said Gallagher. “This area is very important to me, and I look forward to serving the people here.” Gallagher met his wife, Kelly (also an Eastern Iowa native) while attending UNI.
“We look forward to Jerry’s arrival,” said Jim McKernan, VP/General Manager at KWWL. “Not only is he a skilled journalist, he’s an Eastern Iowa native and has family here. He knows what is important to viewers, and complements the skills of Teal Jennings.”
Gallagher starts at the end of June.