Jim Watkins is out at WPIX. The Daily News' Richard Huff broke this news this morning.
Jim? You know him well - he's been in this market many years, and has been a very capable co-anchor with the equally capable Katy Tong since the late '90s.
Per Huff, his contract was not renewed. Jim should be sticking around through August.
Reasons? Beats me - although "money" is the usual suspect in situations like this, followed closely by its cousin, "ratings." Or maybe PIX wants to make Larry Mendte the new anchor!
Oh man o man...Wouldn't that be interesting? (See Larry - the former Philly anchor who got a look at the emails of a co and got in a lot trouble as a result - below...)
No secret that the New York TV market is going through a very tough stretch - even though ad revenues have rebounded.