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Bobbie Miller is moving to Channel 9. Ed Murray is resigning.

5:13 AM EST on January 4, 2012

To all the fans of Boleen Chiller, we have some devastating news for you.

Last night, we heard a rumor the Bobbie Miller was leaving KFOR Channel 4 to be the new 4am anchor at KWTV Channel 9. This rumor was confirmed by Miller via Twitter and from an email to News 9 staff from something called a Jachin Merril. Here's the email:

I'm pleased to announce Bobbie Miller will be joining the News 9 team as 4am Anchor/Reporter. Most of you will recognize her name and face. She has been reporting and anchoring for KFOR since 2006. Before coming to KFOR, she was a morning and noon anchor at KFSM in Fort Smith. Bobbie is an Oklahoman. She grew up in Blanchard and went to college at OU!

Please welcome Bobbie to the News 9 team. Her first day is January 19th.

Jachin Merrill

Statewide Director of Content
Morning and Noon Newscasts
Griffin Communications

Additionally, we have learned via the Ogle Mole Network that longtime Oklahoma City broadcaster Ed Murray is resigning for "health reasons" and "because he wants out of TV." Translation: Murray was basically going to be Gan Matthewed, and since he's a class act, he took the high road and resigned.

Update!  Here's an email to KWTV staffers from News Director Todd Spessard about Murray's departure:

Ed Murray has decided to make a change...and move away from his career in the TV business. As you all know, it has been a difficult past 12 months for Ed and he has decided to begin a transition away from news. This is something Ed has been thinking about (and talking with us about) for a few weeks, so it is not sudden. While we do the search, Ed will continue to anchor our weekend newscasts, so we don't have to disrupt other schedules.

I admire and appreciate how hard Ed has worked these past few months to return to a normal routine.

Ed will be around several more weeks--and something tells me a frequent visitor after that. So there will be plenty of time to remember all he has done for News 9 for the past 30 years; a very successful three decades.

Thanks,

Todd

Todd Spressard
Director, PM Content

Here are some quick thoughts:

• If it's not obvious, it appears that Channel 9's solution for sagging ratings is to raid Channel 4 for talent. They are still going to get Jim Gardner when his contract is up later this year, and now they have the cute little vixen Bobbie Miller. As I'm writing this, I bet Ed Doney is at the Fox and Hound working on his resume.

• I wonder if the budding BFF-ship between Joleen Chaney and Emily Sutton has anything to do with Miller's decision? Maybe Bobbie got jealous and couldn't stand to be around it. Remember, before Joleen took Emily under her wings and showed her the way to sassy hotness (that's ghey, I know), it was Bobbie Miller who always appeared in Joleen's TwitPics and blogalicious posts.

• First Gan Matthews and now Ed Murray. You know that some of the other old timers around the KWTV newsroom have to be a little bit scared. Not only is there a youth movement going on at Oklahoma City's former news leader, but now that OETA no longer has a news report, it's even harder for them to find another news job.

Anyway, stay with The Lost Ogle for more breaking news on this topic. As our lord and savior always says, we'll keep you advised.

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