WFTV’s Egert heading to Seattle

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Anchor-reporter Chris Egert from WRDQ/WFTV is heading to the Pacific Northwest. reports that Egert is going to become the weekend news anchor at Cox sister station KIRO-CBS 7 in Seattle. It’s a jump up the market ladder for Egert, from O-Town’s No. 19 to Seattle’s No. 13. Egert, who arrived in Orlando in 2002, anchors the weekday Eyewitness News at 10 on WRDQ-Ch. 27 and is a fill-in anchor and reporter on WFTV-Channel 9.

But what kind of station will Egert be heading to? Talk on the Watercooler is that KIRO’s affiliation with CBS is up, and that the Eye Net may want to move its programming over to the station it owns in the market, KSTW-CW 11. It happened before in the 1990s, when CBS took its affiliation from KIRO and moved it to KSTW, only to move it back again a few years later.

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