Ashley McNamee bolts WEEK for new job in Denver

Well, you knew THIS was coming:

And I agree with other posters on Facebook. The quality of the news on WEEK is rapidly declining with canned pieces actually leading off newscasts, while competitor WMBD 31 actually has live reporters doing real stories about the community.

It pains me to sat this, because I have friends who work at WEEK.

I trace this decline to McNamee being shunted to the 10 p.m newscast.Our loss is Denver’s gain.

Marshanna Hester bolting WEEK/WHOI for Milwaukee, and is Ashley McNamee coming back?

Wasn’t Marshanna Hester being tapped by WEEK management to replace Ashley McNamee in the hearts and minds of WEEK viewers or at least as co-anchor at the afternoon  broadcast)?

From Facebook:

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement over the last two years. The time has now come for me to move on. I’ve accepted a new job in Milwaukee and am taking lots of fond memories of Peoria with me, thanks to you.

My last day on the air is today, but I’ve got a couple of stories that will run after I’m gone. So again, thank you for everything 🙂

It would serve these Nimrods right if Ashley was the next one to bolt, leaving the station high and dry. But then, Peoria would lose.

Does Ashley McNamee have a steady gig with WEEK/WHOI or not?

ashleyHere is her Facebook update:

Anchoring the 5:30 and 10 on WHOI. I hope you’ll watch!

She says in the comment section that this is a temporary placement, and that she’s be back at WEEK at 10 p.m. Soon. Which is exactly where she was when I started posting about how her negotiations failed with WEEK higher-ups failed. I’ve asked Ashley for a personal update.I’ll keep you posted.

BREAKING NEWS: Apparently, it’s cold outside

Because every minute of the morning news shows are dedicated to telling viewers that it’s cold outside. WEEK, WHOI and WMBD have apparently decided that 100 percent of viewers are morons, Granted, a certain segment ARE morons, but these are idiots who would venture outside in a light sweater ANYWAY. And apparently, there is NO OTHER NEWS TO REPORT.

Today’s Ashley McNamee employment update

From a dude in the know:

“If Ashley’s job is in danger, then why was the Production Department shooting footage of a new promo featuring her and Mac in the newsroom?”


“Nicole Gill no longer works at the station. No word on what happened, but that is none of my business anyway.”



And you can sign a petition to restore Ashley’s job.