The Insite hears long time WMC news director Peggy Phillips is calling it quits in Memphis. I hear this comes after a ratings slip by the former number one television station. WMC is behind the CBS affiliate WREG TV. But Phillips in press statements says she’s departing because she wants to do other things after spending 8 years at the NBC affiliate. Lee Meredith, general manager of WMC, says he will conduct a nationwide search to replace Phillips. I say the perfect candidate is right there under his nose. The assistant news director Tammy Robken-Phillips. And no, she’s not related to Peggy. Tammy and The Insite worked together in Little Rock, Arkansas for several years and she’s great as a newsroom leader. She will bring creative ideas to th table and get WMC back in the number one slot. I think Mr. Meredith should recognize the asset he has right in the building!
Note: Peggy The Insite wishes you the best on your future endeavors!