TV/RADIO: Lenise Ligon ousted from jo...

TV/RADIO: Lenise Ligon ousted from job at WBTV

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Lenise Ligon ousted from job at WBTV And then there's the not-so-glamorous side of TV.

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Was a morning watcher

Mooresville, NC

#1 May 9, 2008
I am glad the new news anchor for the am morning news got a new job..........but at the expense of Lenise Ligon????????? Please....She was great!! Actually better than great. No I do not know her and yes I am white...many will ask that...But she is what made the morning news. I even have a child who is 19 today who has watched her during getting ready for high school each morning. Regardless about going in a new made a poor call. She could have easily adapted to new direction. Lenise was a personalble person and made you feel as if she was talking to you personally. If your meaning of going in a new direction is what you are airing now..........sorry. I had to switch because your morning girl is not it!!! I miss John!! Is he next???? Sorry you made a bad decision......

Mobile, AL

#2 May 15, 2008
Lenise Ligon now works at fox 10 T.V (WALA) in Mobile,Alabama.

United States

#3 May 21, 2008
hey the new girl just dosnt cut it,really bad mistake letting lenise go i am happy to say i watch channel nine now, see she has a new job good for you guys who knew a star when they saw one
Ned Hedrick

United States

#4 Jun 3, 2008
No offence to Barbara, but the people who manageWBTV news , are nuts!

Charlotte, NC

#5 Jun 5, 2008
When Barbara is without John she simply tanks! She's slow on transitions her humor is ....not humorous. Lenise was lively in the morning!!

Rural Hall, NC

#6 Jun 10, 2008
Barbra is just fine, but i miss Lenise. She was such a breath of fresh air at 5am that most mornings i didn't mind getting up because she was going to be on. Its not the same without her. I wonder why they would let her go? It makes no sense. Just goes to show you that it's pretty much the same story at any job, not matter if you work at a sheet-metal shop, a fast food place or an award winning news station, work place politics are everywhere.
WBTV news watcher

Charlotte, NC

#7 Jun 10, 2008
I loved Lenise. In fact, when I noticed she wasnt on, and surely couldnt been on vacation, I contacted her. WBTV wanted to go into a new direction. But without Lenise, it is pointless. She is happy now with her new job and she knows many of us love her and miss her. I love John and Chris too! Go APP STATE!
Carolina Girl

Monroe, NC

#8 Jun 17, 2008
Who was the the anchor before Lenise?.....I think her name was Denise....I really liked her.
WBTV news watcher

Charlotte, NC

#9 Jun 25, 2008
It was Jan Jeffcoat! My husband loved her!

Albemarle, NC

#10 Jun 30, 2008
We miss Lenise!!!!!!!!!!
We also watch channel 9 now!!!!!!!!!!
James Melton

Albemarle, NC

#11 Jun 30, 2008
Lenise was hot. What a mistake letting her go.

Panama City Beach, FL

#12 Jul 17, 2008
She alive and well in Mobile Alabama on Fox 10 New. She is doing a very good job.

Eddyville, KY

#13 Aug 5, 2008
I miss lenise Ligon. As others have said i have switched to wsoc to listen to erica bryant. Barbara is ok, but she just doesn't connect. Boy you have lost a good one

Albemarle, NC

#14 Aug 6, 2008
Jan Jeffcoat is on the local Fox channel in Chicago now.

Concord, NC

#15 Aug 26, 2008
Chris Suchan the morning weather guy has left after 8 years. They're losing all their good help.
Carolina Girl

Charlotte, NC

#16 Aug 26, 2008
Wonder why he left?!?!?! I noticed he wasnt on there anymore, thought maybe vacation.... I used to love WBTV morning news especially during football season. They were so relaxed.... Now, its too serious!

Concord, NC

#17 Aug 26, 2008
So true!

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Oct 4, 2008
Recently relocated out of Charlotte, but while there, I have to agree with many Lenise Ligon fans, she has a beautiful spirit that is contagious as well as making the world a better place. Whatever that reason for the change, it appears that she is a survior and doing well! Continued success with making a positive impact on many of us, we miss you Lenise!! Your son and husband is fortunate to have your true spirit!
fed up


#19 Oct 4, 2008
If WBT wants to get rid of someone, i would love to see them part ways wit loud mouth Stacy Simms. Her stupid laugh is sickning.
newswatcher NC

Eddyville, KY

#20 Nov 28, 2008
Yes I Do Beleive That Wbtv Will Suffer By Losing Two Of The Greatest Anchors In The Businuess Lenise Ligon Was What Made Wbtv This Morning She Was One Of Us She Did Not Put On Aires When She Reported The News It Came From Her Heart Her Contagious Smile And Her Overall Positive Attitude She Generated Over The Air Waves Now The Greatest Weather Anchor Of The Mornings Chris Shucahn Has Also Left For Bigger And Better Weather Observations He Is In Florida Now And Doing Really Well Barbara Pinson Is A Good Reporter But She Is Not At All A Good Co Anchor With Out John She Struggles Badily I HAve Now Switched To Wcnc 36 In The Mornings I Am Still A Wbtv Watcher Bt Only During The Evening Newscast .......... Mobile HAs Gained A Piece Of Gold By Hiring Lenise And Florida Has Also Gained A Piece Of Carolina Gold By Hiring Chris These Two Not Being Here In The Carolinas Will Be The Fall Of The Or What Was The Best Morning News Channel WBTV !!!!!! Also Chuck Roads Needs To Be Fully Dressed When He Is On Camera No Tie Or Jacket Is Not At All Professional And Why Does He Need To Be On Camera Anyway ???? His Focus Is On The Roads And Highways All Other Stations Have A Traffic Report With The Reporter Via Audio From Out On The Roads Or Up Above In A Chopper .... Thats Actually A Waste Of Money Because Being On Camera He Had To Have A Pay Increase ........ WBTV Save Your Money For Real Talent ... Not For Someone That Don't Wear A Tie Or A Coat ......

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