Carol Fowler out at Channel 2

Yeah, we knew this was coming: News director Carol Fowler of CBS-owned WBBM-TV was fired today after six years. She was brought in as a stooge of former general manager Joe Ahern, who was fired last month.

During her tenure news ratings failed to move upward and still placed behind most of their rivals, including ABC-owned WLS-TV and CW affiliate WGN-TV. Despite CBS’ standing as the number one network for the last couple of years, WBBM has failed to capitalize on their success.

No word on a replacement, though WBBM GM Bruno Cohen will likely take his time on a candidate.

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