Last Friday, Channel 5 announced to its staff that Wendell Edwards and Maggie Stokes would be the new anchors of "News 5 in the Morning." The duo would be replacing Mat Garcia and Anita Blanton who were reassigned to different beats within the Channel 5 organization. Here's the official announcement from KOCO:
Beginning Monday, KOCO-TV 5 Anchors Maggie Stokes and Wendell Edwards will serve as weekday co-anchors of KOCO Eyewitness News 5 In The Morning, joining Meteorologist Damon Lane...
"Maggie and Wendell are great journalists dedicated to serving Oklahoma viewers," said Brent Hensley, KOCO-TV 5 President and General Manager. "We look forward to their continued growth and success in their new roles with the station. We believe viewers will enjoy starting their day with Maggie, Wendell and Damon."
There are a lot of rumors flying around as to why Channel 5 made this move. Some people think it's a desperate attempt by management to improve poor ratings. Others — like the recently reassigned Anita Blanton — blame the Devil and backstabbers.
Yeah, blame the Devil. Disregard the inconvenient fact that if the Devil chose one local morning show to broadcast out to his minions in Hell, it would probably be "News 5 In the Morning." And who cares that the Devil has way more important evil things to worry about than the career of a news anchor in Oklahoma City. This really is all his fault. How else can we explain this:
Cursing on local television and then obnoxiously laughing about it. If that's not the work of the Devil, I'm not sure what it is.