Newsfix, the much-ballyhooed anchorless newscast conceived by former Tribune exec Lee Abrams, was introduced to viewers in Houston over the weekend. Segments can be viewed on the station’s website.
Probably not, but the upcoming and much ballyhooed experiment with anchorless news at Tribune’s KIAH Houston may allow broadcasters to gauge just how much value anchors still have these days. “There will always be a voice and lots of personality,” says Lee Abrams, who conceived the anchorless newscast before being forced to resign from Tribune. “There just won’t be two people behind the desk.”