While on the Thruway Friday returning from Albany, who did I run into at the rest stop but TV 7's Rob Krone and Sarah Compo. They were headed off in the TV 7 news cruiser to cover a high school basketball game.
So with Ms. Compo leaving Arcade Street for the womb of a state job as Senator Ritchie's press flack, I got thinking who will be the new weekend anchor ?
Since there is no media reporter in town, I will fill in.
The obvious choice on gravitas is John Moore, but insiders say he is unlikely to want to leave his cushy Monday through Friday reporting shift. The same is true for any senior staffer there.
The two weekend reporters, Asa Stackel and Matt McClusky, will likely be left where they are, leaving three choices.
One is to go outside the station, but that's unlikely as recruiting a weekend anchor to Watertown is like the hospital trying to find brain surgeons.
The other two choices would be reporters Katie Alexander and Caitlyn Cissne.
I don't want to offend anyone or ruin anyone's career by being their booster in this humble blog. And frankly I don't know the internal politics and personalities, just the deameanor and presentation I see on the air and in my limited dealings with them as a newsmaker. I won't be waiting by the phone for Scotty to call for my two cents either. I mean, my career in TV wasn't the stuff of Emmy's.
With all that said, best wishes to Ms. Compo in her new role as chronicler of the Senator's parade appearances and tree tappings, and good luck and Godspeed to the new anchor, whomever she or he is.