As you may have already read online or in the Philadelphia Inquirer--FOX 29 is bidding a farewell to meteorologist David Aldrich. Unfortunately, management declined to renew his contract which makes one wonder, WHY? Was it viewer surveys, which can be one reason for a non-renewal. Was he a "difficult employee"? Maybe a cost-cutting move? Or, just to plain--make room for former channel 6 weather gal, formerly from WNBC in New York, Sally Ann Mosey?
I can't say I understand FOX 29's logic, first--letting Rob Guarino go for the lackluster/has-been John Bolaris. Did Bolaris rise the meter rating of FOX 29 News? "Nadda!" In today's television news world, it's rare for the move of talent from one station to another to make a rating blip in the radar...and same goes for Bolaris, formerly of NBC10 who came to FOX from New York's WCBS. In my opinion, FOX 29 made a huge mistake in letting go Guarino. He was a true weather freak--and it showed in his forecasts. He was the one responsible for ramping up FOX 29's weather coverage, then came Aldrich who also jumped in to make FOX 29 the local station to turn to for an accurate forecast, especially in the hard-to-forecast winter season!
Now the news comes that Aldrich follows Guarino out the door as well. SHAME ON FOX 29 MANAGEMENT...nothing against Sally Ann Mosey (because I actually like her and look forward to seeing her on our local air again)--but--you've lost this viewer's confidence for sure!
I can't help but wonder that Sue Serio will be the next victim of the ax!