Dionne Miller, who signed off earlier this week as weekend sports anchor at Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, could be headed for top-rated ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7.
Although no deal has been reached, sources said, Miller has met with ABC 7 bosses and is among top candidates to replace weekend sports anchor and reporter Rafer Weigel, who’s leaving to become a news anchor at KTVI-TV, the Fox affiliate in St. Louis. His last day on the air here will be Sunday.
A spokeswoman for ABC 7 was unavailable for comment.
If an agreement is finalized, Miller would become the first woman to join the full-time sports staff at ABC 7.
Miller joined Fox 32 in April 2012 as weekend sports anchor and regular contributor to the Sunday night sports highlights show “The Final Word.” She previously was a free-lance host and reporter for Fox Sports Ohio and Big Ten Network. Earlier she worked for WCMH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, the Columbus Sports Network, WWSB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Sarasota, Florida, and XETV-TV, the Fox affiliate in San Diego.
A native of Chardon, Ohio, Miller graduated from Houghton College, a Christian liberal arts college in southwestern New York State.
Miller’s last day at Fox 32 was Sunday, according to TVSpy, which reported Big Ten Network’s Evan Fitzgerald will be filling in for her until a permanent replacement is named.
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