This weekend the New York Times ran a story about the plight of the local news anchor. Apparently due to the current economic situation and need to cut spending, some cities have realized that it simply costs too much to keep veteran local anchors with extremely high salaries.
According to a study cited in the article, slightly over half of American households still watch local news over big network news or the Internet. There's always something more personal about inviting the local news anchor or sports reporter into your home around dinnertime every night. Plus, local news stories can be the most personally interesting, heartwarming, or YouTube sensational of all. That said, with the Internet and network newscasters with nationally famous faces and personalities, it's understandable that the slightly antiquated local news guys are facing a rough time. So what do you think, would you be sad to say goodbye to your local nightly news team?