DETROIT, MI – For those paying attention, a seismic shift happened on Monday, May 23rd, 2016, at WJBK’s FOX 2 studios in Southfield.
Yesterday was the final day on air at WJBK for Jason Carr and Lee Thomas. Contracts for Jason Carr, Lee Thomas and Murray Feldman were not renewed as a cost cutting measure at the station. News Corp, which owns FOX 2, decided not to renew the contracts.
Jason Carr has such a loyal following and is beloved by so many throughout the Detroit metro area. Many people posted to his Facebook page that they will not be watching the ‘Nine’ any longer since he would not be a part of the show.
Carr gave viewers a ‘Stay Tuned Post’ on Facebook before he went on air at 9:00 a.m. but posted little further about it until he was finished at 11:00 a.m.
Shortly after 11:00 a.m. Jason and WDIV announced that he had landed on ClickOnDetroit.com. Carr has been named digital anchor and reporter for WDIV-Local4/ClickOnDetroit. The article on the stations website states that ‘Carr will be joining the “Local 4 News Today” team and contributing to the station’s mid-morning show, “Live in the D,” from the newly created and yet to be named digital-centric studio space and engagement hub’.
Jennifer Wojcik posted this comment to Jason’s Facebook page this morning “I don’t know anything about downtown Detroit, just wanted to say my heart leaped for joy when I saw your post for “Bowl of Bacon” today!!!”
WDIV made a very wise choice when they hired Jason Carr. Not only is he a well liked on air personality but he is also smart and has a vast knowledge of topics that few can compare to.
Jason Carr’s humble beginnings included a stop in Alpena when he worked as the News Director/Anchor/Producer for the 6 & 11 news at CBS affiliate WBKB-TV. In 1997 he took a new position as Morning Anchor Reporter for WWTV/WWUP Channels 9 & 10, the CBS Affiliate for Traverse City/ Cadillac. Since that time he has racked up several awards. He was nominated for a Michigan Emmy as host for the ‘Nine’ at FOX 2. He has been honored with 21 awards from the Michigan Emmys, Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Associated Press for anchoring, news reporting, feature reporting and writing.
Jason is married to fellow Detroit TV personality Taryn Asher. They have a five year old daughter together and they reside in West Bloomfield. Jason is a native of Metro Detroit and a graduate of Michigan State University.
MI Headlines is cheering on for Jason and WDIV.