Struggling Buffalo Station to Blow Up Morning Show


WKBW in Buffalo is in the process of blowing up their morning show. 

It is unlikely that this will piss off many viewers, since they don't have many viewers. 

Word is that Anchor Ginger Geoffery (pictured) is going to be exiting "Eyewitness News This Morning" soon. 

Her co-anchor Patrick Taney is bolting the station next month for the Rochester market.

The moves are being made by incoming General Manager Mike Nurse, who officially takes over for inapt outgoing GM Bill Ransom in less than two weeks. 

Nurse had to decide whether to retain Geoffery, who has been at the station for almost nine years. Her contract is believed to expire in a few months. She also anchors the station's low-rated noon newscast.

"We’re looking at a whole new team," Nurse confirmed Tuesday.

The decision reverses the plans of Channel 7 News Director Polly Van Doren, who said a few weeks ago that she thought Taney and Geoffery just needed more promotion and more evening exposure to improve ratings.

The station will keep longtime weather anchor Mike Randall. 

At one time, Randall was the main weather anchor before having his paycheck slashed and demoted to the morning show.   

The station is expected to name the new morning co-anchor team shortly and the pairing should be on the air by August. 

When the new team premieres in August, Geoffery could remain with the station as a reporter until her contract expires sometime in the fall. 

H/T Buffalo News