The Weather Channel has had a behind-the-scenes shakeup, with the network opting to go with a new producer for its morning lineup, including Sam Champion’s “AMHQ,” reports TheWrap.com.
Angie Massie, a former CNN showrunner, is replacing Scott Warren, who is leaving the network.
“I know I speak for everyone and especially the ‘AMHQ’ team when I thank Scott for the energy and heart he brought to the launch of ‘AMHQ,’” Nora Zimmett, senior vice president of programing, wrote in an internal memo. “His efforts were a key factor in our being able to launch such an ambitious new morning show in just a few short months.”
Other changes were announced, with Jennifer Rigby leaving the network’s live team to become vice president of special projects. Tom Lea was tapped as vice president of newsgathering, while Chris Samsury was named vice president of talent, a new role. Howard Sappington, a veteran of the network, was promoted to vice president of live programming, the piece adds.
The shakeup is the second after “AMHQ” got off to a slow start, the report notes. In June, several freelancers were let go from the show.