Since January 2013, Allyson Meyers has served as VP/GM for the FOX owned-and-operated TV stations serving Orlando and nearby Gainesville.
On Thursday, staff at the three stations learned via an internal memo that she’s leaving her role of 6 1/2 years.
FOX’s O&Os in Orlando are comprised of WOFL-35, the Fox network affiliate, and MyNetworkTV affiliate WRBW-TV. In Gainesville, Fox owns WOGX-TV, branded as “FOX 51.”
In the memo, obtained by RBR+TVBR, Meyers says, “With the beginning of a new fiscal year, it is with mixed emotion and reflection [that] I have decided the time is optimal to resign my position as your VP and General Manager. I regret that a family situation requires me to make this difficult decision.”
She did not elaborate on the family situation. However, she did tell staffers that she will be “moving back home to South Florida shortly.”
A successor is forthcoming.
Before taking the role in Central Florida, Meyers served as VP/GSM of Fox O&O WTXF-29 in Philadelphia for nearly three years.
From 2008 through January 2010, she was based in Fort Lauderdale, where she served as GM of WSFL-39, the Tribune Media owned affiliate of The CW Network set to become a Nexstar Media Group station.
It was her second stint at WSFL; from 2004-2007 she was GSM of what was then WBZL, affiliated with the former WB Network.