WNEP names replacement morning anchor to replace Tom Williams

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WNEP, the Tegna-owned ABC affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, has named its pick for morning co-anchor.

Jon Meyer, who currently co-anchors the station’s 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts, will move into the spot vacated by Tom Williams, a longtime personality who abruptly left the station March 18, 2022 to explore a run for state house (he has since announced his candidacy).

Meyer, who has been at the station since 2003, will join co-anchor Mindi Ramsey along with meteorologist Joe Snedeker and reporter Ryan Leckey.

Meyer starts in the new role April 25, 2022.

The station did not immediately announce who will replace Meyer on the 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts.

Currently station veteran Scott Schaffer and Lisa Washington co-anchor the station’s evening newscasts, including the ones on its digital subchannel WNEP 2.

WNEP has lost some of its biggest names in recent years, including anchor Marisa Burke and chief meteorologist Tom Clark, who both took buyouts in 2016.

Schaffer has been with the station since 1999 and worked his way up to main anchor, replacing Mike Lewis. He was eventually paired with former sports anchor Sharla McBride, who left the station in 2020 for a TV job in Washington, D.C.

The station’s morning team had been stable since 2007 when Ramsey succeed Kim Supon as morning co-anchor alongside Williams, who anchored the broadcast since 1996.