Chicago — Jeff Blanzy, sports anchor at ABC O&O WLS-TV will depart when his contract ends. Blanzy had a teary-eyed sign off on Sunday, reports Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune. ABC7 had been considering reducing its sports department from 4 members to 3 since last year. WLS will continue to have Mark Giangreco, Jim Rose and Ryan Chiaverini.
Blanzy, 48, joined WLS from ABC-owned WTVG-TV in Toledo, Ohio. Before that, he worked at WLIO-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lima, Ohio.
Judging from comments under the story, it would appear to be a questionable move by Emily Barr, GM of WLS. What do you think?