NBC 10 News anchor Tim Lake worked his last shift at the station on Friday night's 11 p.m. newscast. His contract was not renewed by NBC Universal. He had been told months earlier that he would not be offered a new contract. He left the airwaves with no fanfare. Would that have happened at Channel 3 or 6?
Lake had been with Channel 10 for 20 years and is the last on-air anchor at WCAU-TV who transitioned with the station from its days as a CBS affiliate to being owned by NBC. That big switch happened in Philadelphia in 1994. Channel 3 KYW-TV of course became CBS 3.
NBC 10 is said to be looking for a new main anchor, however newcomer Chris Cato is probably slated to fill that position.