He almost left Cleveland entirely to take a job in Dallas, but WJW/8 news director Greg Easterly is staying at "FOX 8" in Cleveland.
As general manager.
OMW hears that it's been officially announced on South Marginal Road - Easterly, who has run the WJW news department for 10 years, will move up to the GM's chair to replace Mike Renda.
Renda announced a month ago that he was moving within the FOX corporate structure as well, to head up the company's O&O in Philadelphia, WTXF/29.
And Easterly all but had his bags packed for the ND gig at CBS O&O KTVT/11 in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, before deciding to stay in Cleveland for what was described as "family reasons".
At this writing, we have no idea who's been considered to replace Easterly as news director at WJW.
More as this develops, but we wanted to get this out there...