Fox offers Lauren Cohn anchor job in Philadelphia
Four months after she lost her job as a news anchor and reporter at WFLD-Channel 32, Lauren Cohn could be on her way back to the Fox-owned station group. But in this case, she'd be working for the Fox station in Philadelphia rather than Chicago.
Cohn is said to be weighing offer to join Fox-owned WTXF-TV as a weekday anchor and reporter. Coincidentally, Mike Renda, vice president and general manager of Channel 32, had been vice president and general manager of WTXF until last fall.
Although no deal has been completed, such a move would mark a return to Philadelphia for Cohn, who worked at NBC-owned WCAU-TV there from 2004 to 2007, before joining Channel 32 to launch "The Ten," a 35-minute newscast at 10 p.m. she co-anchored with David Novarro. After the show was cancelled last September, Cohn stayed on as a reporter for Channel 32's 9 p.m. newscast.
It was the second time around at Fox Chicago for Cohn, who'd also previously worked at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 and at CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2.
Cohn was one of an ever-growing list of anchors and reporters cut by Channel 32 in recent months. Others whose contracts have not been renewed include Jill Carlson, Lilia Chacon, Jack Conaty, Jeff Goldblatt, Byron Harlan, Nancy Loo, Nancy Pender and Novarro.
Since she's been a free agent, Cohn has been blogging at LaurenCohnReports.com and filling in occasionally on Citadel Broadcasting news/talk WLS-AM (890).