Demoted O-Town Anchor: It's All Good

Martie Salt was one of the main Anchors at WFTV in Orlando. In the ratings her shows often come out on top.

And now,  she just got demoted.

Salt has been pushed aside as the station brings in former WESH Anchor Martha Sugalski.

Sugalski has spent the past year sitting out a non-compete, but will now return to the air and take over Salt's spot.

How does Salt feel about being demoted? 

"I'm fortunate to be in a career I thoroughly enjoy and in a top role for decades," Salt, 58, said to the Orlando Sentinel. "Change is inevitable. I have a new contract. Channel 9 is treating me royally, and I have no complaints."

In changes that start Aug. 24, Sugalski will anchor at 6 and 11 p.m. on WFTV as well as at 10 p.m. on WRDQ-Channel 27. Salt gets knocked down to anchor at noon with Vanessa Echols and be the "on-air ambassador" for 9 Family Connection, the community service arm of the station.

Salt said her goal will be to bring more focus to 9 Family Connection specials and reports. "I enjoy this kind of thing. It's a different role," she said.

"Kudos to Channel 9," Salt said. "They're treating me very well. A lot times that doesn't happen. That isn't the case here."

Salt stresses that she is a realist. "Changes are inevitable in whatever line of work," she said. "Ours happens to be high profile." She quotes a line from former news director Bob Jordan: "Nobody's position is a lifetime appointment. They're not the Supreme Court. They're TV jobs."