Anchor Shake Up in O-Town

WFTV (Orlando) is shaking up their anchor team.

After 17 years on the morning shift, Anchor Vanessa Echols finally gets to sleep in. Echols will co-anchor the noon and the 4 p.m. news.

Investigative Reporter/Anchor Nancy Alvarez will assume Echols’ place in the morning alongside Jamie Holmes.

News Director Matt Parcell said the change will allow both anchors to reach new viewers.

“Vanessa has been preparing Central Florida viewers for their days for nearly two decades. It’s time to share her wealth of experience and knowledge in another day part,” Parcell said. “Nancy is a very strong anchor who will continue to bring viewers the latest news and information as they wake up. Her new role will also allow her to continue providing viewers stories they can’t get anywhere but on Eyewitness News through her reporting.”

The changes happen right after the Feb book is over.

Expect more anchor changes at WFTV in August when former WESH Anchor Martha Sugalski joins the station after sitting out a verrrrrry long non-compete.