Former KPRC anchor lands at KRIV
On Thursday, KRIV-26's Isiah Carey noted on his blog that former KPRC-2 anchor Linda Lorelle has joined the Fox 26 family:
She made her debut on FOX 26 this morning with a special report about people in the Houston area who have started over. She was included in the piece as well. Here are some shots from her making her first appearance on FOX 26. According to management she will work at the company on a freelance basis preparing special reports.
The Chronicle's Ken Hoffman speculates that it's an audition of sorts:
Former longtime Channel 2 anchor Linda Lorelle is starting over on Channel 26's morning news today and Friday. She'll be doing a series called just that — Starting Over — focusing on unexpected midlife career changes.
News imitating life and vice-versa.
Channel 26 is saying that this is just a freelance job for Lorelle, but my sniffer says something might be in the works for Lorelle and the Fox affiliate. I'm guessing this is more of an audition than a freelance piece.
When was the last time a former lead anchor from one station did a freelance piece on a rival station — and it didn't lead to a hire? I can't remember it happening any time recently.
Lorelle resigned from KPRC in February.