New York Anchor to Replace Peterson; WUSA-TV Assembles Fresh Team to Help Shore Up Ratings
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
WUSA-TV (Channel 9) is preparing to replace iconic broadcaster Gordon Peterson on at least one of its newscasts with Todd McDermott, a reporter and anchor at the CBS station in New York, people familiar with the situation said yesterday.
The change comes as WUSA, the Washington area's troubled CBS affiliate, prepares for the September debut of Tracey Neale, a popular anchor who left WTTG-TV (Channel 5) in December to join WUSA.
The station's managers and its corporate parent, Gannett Co. Inc., hope Ms. Neale will reverse WUSA's steep ratings decline.
The station has worked all summer to assemble a new …
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