Tribune’s (soon to be Nexstar) WREG (Memphis) is moving a couple of staffers up the food chain.
The station announced that they promoted Chief Consumer Investigator Zaneta Lowe to morning anchor, effective immediately. She joins co-anchor and meteorologist Todd Demers at the anchor desk.
Reporter Symone Woolridge also starts a newly created position: Breaking News Anchor, also effective immediately.
Lowe started at WREG in 2011.
“I have always made it my goal to fight for people that live in and around this city because I live here too,” Lowe said. “I see this new role as another excellent opportunity to keep doing just that.”
Symone Woolridge joined WREG in 2018 as a multimedia journalist. Before that, she worked at WTVA in Tupelo, Mississippi.
“We created the new position, Breaking News Anchor, to make sure viewers walk out the door in the morning ready for the day—fully informed about overnight and late-breaking stories. Symone Woolridge brings a passion for local news to that seat,” said News Director Bruce Moore. “In a short time, Symone has really proven her commitment to getting stories quickly and getting them right.”
“Keeping viewers informed is very important to me. I want to be first to break the story, but only if that means we have the facts correct,” Woolridge added. “Accuracy is and always will be my first priority.”
WREG President and General Manager Ron Walter summed up the changes. “We have two extraordinary and very talented journalists joining the Daybreak team,” Walter said. “They’re edgy. They’re smart. They embrace the community, and they’re exceptionally viewer-driven.”