There's been some moving in shaking in the local media over the past couple of weeks. I figured today would be a good time to update everyone on some of it.
First, to the farewells:
• KOKH Channel 25 Meteorologist Michelle Apon is leaving for Kansas City
Getting your weather from Channel 25 is kind of like buying electronics from Wal-Mart. Sure, it's cheaper and probably just as reliable as other places, but deep down you don't really trust it. Because of that, I've never watched Michelle give a weather report while sober.That's a shame, because I heard on Friday nights she would perform a double axle, triple toe loop before giving the seven-day.
• KWTV Michael Armstrong has left Channel 9 to join the ministry.
Michael Armstrong must really like working for a God. They day after Lord Gary became one with the atmosphere, Armstrong announced that he is leaving Channel 9 to work for Henderson Hills Church. We're not sure what he's going to do for the church, but it will probably involve praying for rain and/or complaining that he was passed over in favor of Scream Chamber Payne.
Mark Taylor is leaving Channel 25 and moving to Denver
That sound you just heard was Marisa and Tony screaming "Nooooooo." For some reason, they always seemed to feature his tweets in the MMT. At least I think they did. I kind of skipped over those.
KOCO's Maggie Stokes is engaged...
I guess her fiance is a former co-worker named Brandon Beyer. He works in Miami. Swell.
• Wendy Suarez is Jaime Cerreta's replacement at Channel 25
I like this move, and not just because I have an affinity for attractive blonde news anchors with Spanish last names. Okay, that's the primary reason why I like it, but can you blame me? I actually think Wendy is a good replacement for Ceretta. You don't lose any quality and she's a change of pace. Wendy's hot in a "Girl Next Door" type of way, whereas Jaime Cerreta was the type of hot chick you'd see drunk at Cafe Nova texting Mike Stoops.
• Lacie Lowry will be the new co-host on KWTV News 9 at 4:00
Lacie come to OKC from Tulsa, and I'm sure she'll do a good job talking about recipes, coupons and whatever else it is that housewives and really old people like to see on the 4:00pm news.
Anyway, that's what we have for now. If you have any updates or we missed anything, send us an email.