BREAKING NEWS: Tom Meyer To WKYC

An OMW reader just found this item on WKYC/3 senior director Frank Macek’s excellent “Director’s Cut” blog.

Frank reports that WOIO/19 investigative reporter Tom Meyer will be coming to “Channel 3 News” as Chief Investigative Reporter.

In the end, it basically amounts to a “trade” between the local NBC affiliate and CBS affiliate, if a bit removed.

Former “Channel 3 News” investigative reporter Carl Monday left WKYC bound for “19 Action News”, though he’s had to sit off camera to wait out a non-compete. WOIO has teased his upcoming start, telling viewers to E-Mail “CM Investigations” in short promos.

The WKYC press release, linked on the “Director’s Cut” blog above, says Meyer has to go through the same waiting game as well, in this quote from Channel 3 VP/GM Brooke Spectorsky:

“Tom will join channel 3 starting in mid-October and on the air by mid-January. For now, Tom is still under contract with WOIO, so Northeast Ohio viewers will need to be a bit patient before they can see him on Channel 3.”

Meanwhile, OMW hears that Carl Monday and Tom Meyer may not exactly get along under the same roof, which is why it doesn’t surprise us that Meyer has jumped to Monday’s former employer.

No word on who gets custody of the library stories…

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