WESH has decided to part ways with morning anchor Tom Schaad, who has been with the station since 1996.
Over the years Schaad has served in a variety of roles for WESH, most recently being the station’s morning anchor. (See video of Schaad anchoring noon news in 1997.) “That’s the TV business,” he told the Sentinel’s TV Guy. “We all understand that. They make changes to accommodate the viewer. You have to abide by that. It’s one of the things you accept when you become an anchor.”
No word on a possible replacement, but I’d put my money on newcomer Scott Walker, who joined the station from WPMI-NBC 15. He filled in for Jim Payne on WESH’s evening newscasts on Monday.