Word is that WFOR Weather Anchor David Bernard might be packing up his Doppler Radar and heading out the door.
Gossip Extra reports that Bernard is telling friends he rejected the CBS O&O's proposal for a new contract and has notified his bosses he’s leaving after hurricane season, in early November.
He is the station’s main forecaster and presents his reports weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Bernard is also the network’s official extreme weather specialist and is often seen discussing tornadoes and blizzards on CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News.
“I never comment about my personal work situation,” Bernard said when reached at his studio.
Neither station General Manager Adam Levy nor News Director Liz Roldan replied to emails seeking comments.
WFOR Spokesman Lee Zimmerman said: “We do not comment on personnel matters.”
Word is the new contract they presented Bernard would pay him less than his current one.
WFOR is going through a big time shake up. As FTVLive FIRST told you, the station has hired Rick Folbaum from Fox News. Folbaum is expected to takeover shows currently anchored by Eliott Rodriguez.
FTVLive also told you FIRST that the station parted ways with Anchor Shannon Hori. Her replacement is expected to be named in just days.
Now, it appears the CBS O&O might be searching for a new Weather Anchor.
Stay tuned as the shake up continues in SoFlo.