Anchor leaves midway through first week of sweeps
producer, Marcia Brandwynne, came to a head earlier this week, spurring Beck’s exit. Tribune-owned KTLA, a WB affil, would not comment on why Beck was leaving, but it did issue a statement confirming her exit. Station manager Steve Ramsey said that while the station looks for a replacement, Gayle Anderson will take Beck’s seat from 5:30-7 a.m., and Sharon Tay will take over from 7-9 a.m. Move follows other local, Los Angeles morning shakeups in recent months. After Kent Shocknek and Kathy Vara were let go from KNBC’s “Today in L.A.,” Vara segued to a mid-day post at KABC, and Shocknek landed mornings at KCBS.
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