Who will replace WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) anchor Mike Jacobs?
Let me state the obvious: it will either be someone you never heard of or someone from within.
Jacobs was the longest-serving anchor in the Milwaukee market; he joined WTMJ in 1977. He announced his retirement last week.
Several factors suggest the station could go off campus to replace him.
And clearly there is precedent for doing so.
On Wednesday the station’s ownership the Journal Broadcast Group will merge with E. W. Scripps, making it the fifth largest independent TV station group in the US, with 34 stations in 24 markets, covering 18% of households.