Mr.Nuke wrote:Omaha Cowboy wrote:I think Wang was a decently popular hire for KMTV3, but then she bolted after maybe 2 or 3 years to Big D (Dallas) if memory serves.
Based on the internet she is in Omaha and I don't know if she ever left... She came here from Dallas.
Omaha Cowboy wrote: I think it's more of not taking a chance, than it not being successful for 6 or 7
I'd agree. I don't think 6 or 7 feel the need to take a chance like 3 does who feels the need to do anything they can to close the gap between the other two. Whether or not 3's strategy of hiring reporters from larger markets to become anchors here is optimal or not remains to be seen. I'm still betting Wang was forced out and Cecchetto went back to San Diego for "family reasons" to be replaced by Nigrelli. They're 2 for 4 so far. Cohcchetto appears to be the prime anchor for the San Diego CBS affiliate now. That is one of the potential dangers in the KMTV approach in that when you hire talent from larger markets to come here and offer them an anchoring spot it likely is often a stepping stone. The benefit from the WOWT and KETV approach is that if you cultivate from within more likely than not an anchor by the time they reach that level will have family and community connections that keep them here. I'm not saying which way is right or wrong, just merely observing.
Oh okay. Now I remember. I got the Carol Wang lineage turned upside down.. The first time I saw her was when she was working in Dallas-Fort Worth as a lead reporter.. Then she came to the Big O as the 10pm co-anchor. Maybe she was forced out, but it's interesting that she remains in Omaha. I'd think she could have left here and went back to a top 20 TV market at least as a lead reporter..But then, those jobs don't grow on trees and no one is entitled to them.. I thought Wang did a nice job as the lead 10pm co anchor here. Perhaps she bolted for a better paying job locally like Brandi Petersen just did. Who knows for sure..
I agree that KMTV3 takes the riskier approach compared to 6 and 7. Dare I ask what the world is like over at KPTM42 these days? LOL...