Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Weiler heading to St. Louis

As you first heard here last week, WBRE consumer reporter Elliot Weiler is leaving after four years in Wilkes-Barre. A newsroom insider says he will be heading to KTVI-TV, a FOX owned-and-operated station in St. Louis. And how's this for timing? Weiler will be leaving during May sweeps.

WBRE is still hunting for his replacement.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that's good news for Weiler, but not-so-good-news for this market. He was the only serious, hard-nosed consumer reporter we had in this market at the present time. Hopefully, someone solid will replace him...and we won't lose any good consumer stories around here. We won't see a caliber like him for a while. For now we'll just have to settle for the "DOES IT REALLY WORK" crap from that other one.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

I received a listing of openings from WBRE late last month and posted them here. The start date for the Consumer Reporter job was listed as "ASAP," but either you or Geri Anne said he was contracturally bound to stay thru the end of the May sweeps. Is he so bound, or can he jump ship early?

2:13 PM  
Blogger Howard Beale said...

I don't know if he's obligated to stay until May or not. But some reporters do have contract clauses that allow them to leave early if they get a job offer from a higher market. I knew one reporter who was able to break their two-year contract because they got an offer from a top-ten market.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elliot was definitely a key role for WBRE, he will be missed. He did a good job here in NEPA, but I’m happy that he is moving up in the world, he deserves it. I just checked out KTVI’s website (which isn’t that much better than WBRE’s) and discovered that he will be working with an evening anchor, Elliot Davis. I thought that TV stations avoided hiring on-air talents with the same names? Anywho, I wish Elliot Weiler the best of luck, congrats.

9:01 PM  
Blogger clakekid said...

He will be greatly missed in this market. By far its best consumer reporter! I actually caught him anchoring a few times as a fill-in and thought he did a very solid job as well.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

He can always use his middle name.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to know someone is interested in leaving this market for better and bigger things- wish some of the folks @ wnep- would get the urge

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't mean his name will be Elliot when he gets there.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY ELLIOT!!!!...HAVING HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH YOU IN THE PAST AT BRE, YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED. GOOD LUCK AND CONGRATULATIONS.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to add to the 9:24 pm contributor. I worked with Elliot when he first got to WBRE. He was a joy to work with and talk to. I wish Elliot the best of luck in Saint Louis. Kick some ass out there Elliot!

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Elliot has smarts and talents but is very much a snob about it...

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i also worked with elliot at WBRE and he will be missed. hes a great reporter and its this markets loss for him to leave. reporting in general has been knocked down a notch because he if leaving. good luck elliot.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Elliot -take your fat-@#@ producer with you..........
And- good luck though you won't need it :)

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the most part, Elliot can be a snob--- compare his work to the rest of his respective newsroom.

I'd hold my nose up that high, too, so as to not be pulled down by their batch of green reporters.

What the hell are some of them doing in this market?

Good luck, HEY ELLIOT!

11:40 AM  

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