The most viewed stories on both the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News’ Web sites the past few days have been about the scandal involving local Fox TV anchor Fanchon Stinger.
The topic has also dominated talk radio and even led the newscasts of four Detroit evening broadcasts on Thursday.
That is evidence that, despite plunging ratings, people are still interested in the anchors on TV – the closest thing to “local celebrities” in most communities.
Now, what happens next for Stinger?
That what the Detroit News explores today, featuring quotes from Tanner Friedman. She has an opportunity to salvage her career, if she is able to talk soon.
The irony in this story is that Fox, which regularly points out companies that do not agree to on-camera interviews in its local newscast, is only releasing a minimal statement about this situation.