Steve Phillips leaving WBIR for radio station in Knoxville

Sep 6, 2013 Full story: GoVolsXtra.com 44

"It was something I had been talking to them about for some time," Phillips told the News Sentinel on Thursday when asked why he was leaving.

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Parent

Knoxville, TN

#1 Sep 6, 2013
please take Abby Ham with you
TV guide

Powell, TN

#2 Sep 6, 2013
I here this is the first step in a major housecleaning at WBIR, which is vulnerable for the first time in many years. Phillips' contract was not renewed. He is easily the worst, and least-informed sports anchor in Knoxville. Look for more to leave WBIR. That whole goofy morning news crew needs to be cleaned out.
TV Critic

Knoxville, TN

#3 Sep 6, 2013
The only ones worth keeping are John Becker, Robin Wilhoit and Beth Haynes. The rest can be dismissed.
TV Critic

Knoxville, TN

#4 Sep 6, 2013
Oh, I forgot Chris Budden. She's probably the best sports reporter they have.
word

Knoxville, TN

#5 Sep 8, 2013
Rumor has It tha t kirsten horne goofy ass is not getting her contract renewed... could bob becker replace her
Bearded

Rutledge, TN

#7 Oct 11, 2013
Will WBIR let Terry Brooks take over as sports anchor?
Chris woods

Jefferson City, TN

#8 Oct 22, 2013
Wbir is nuts if they let terry brooks get Away he is the reason I watch 10 sports , he is the best they have ever had !!!!!!!
bearded

Rutledge, TN

#9 Oct 23, 2013
has Brooks left after getting passed over as anchor for cookie-cutter replacement?
Sss

Knoxville, TN

#10 Oct 26, 2013
Uhh, Kirsten Horne landed a job in Denver, which is a much larger market. She is leaving because she was good, not "goofy". She was one of their better hires in recent years. Overall, though, Channel 10's news is awful. It's the channel for old people. All they do is silly fluff stories (Mabel grew the biggest pumpkin in Bean Station, etc.) how about some real news. I've watched WVLT for years, and they easily have the best newscast in the area, best set, and best graphics. After them, I'd choose WATE, with 10 last.
media man

Washburn, TN

#11 Oct 27, 2013
Terry Brooks is no longer with 10 Sports. Did he quit after getting bypassed for new guy, or get fired? New sports anchor is just one of a million of that type. Boring
WBIR fan

Knoxville, TN

#12 Oct 27, 2013
WBIR weather seems to be a stepping stone to bigger and better things.
Cheryl Scott was one who I knew wouldn't be here long; she was too good and talented to remain in Knoxville.

She's hugely popular in Chicago at NBC's WMAQ.
Ethel

Crossville, TN

#13 Nov 2, 2013
Terry Brooks left?? Damn, he was the best to happen to WBIR sports in a long time. Loved watching him, which actually did not happen as often as it should. Bob Becker did not last long, now they have Mike Simon. As long as Mike Witcher stays, I am good with WBIR but agree with suggestion Kirsten take Abby to Denver with her.
Jan

Knoxville, TN

#14 Nov 3, 2013
Ethel wrote:
Terry Brooks left?? Damn, he was the best to happen to WBIR sports in a long time. Loved watching him, which actually did not happen as often as it should. Bob Becker did not last long, now they have Mike Simon. As long as Mike Witcher stays, I am good with WBIR but agree with suggestion Kirsten take Abby to Denver with her.
What happened to Ashley Islebicki ????( the blond weekend anchor)
Jan

Knoxville, TN

#15 Nov 3, 2013
What happened to the blond weekend anchor Ashley Ilbecki??? Haven't seen her either!
Big Tee

Knoxville, TN

#16 Nov 3, 2013
Damn, you people are evil. These are people you're talking about; not throwing out the trash. WBIR is just like any business; they'll cut the big salaries and hire less expensive replacements. You've really got to prove your stuff to hang on. Kind of like UT football. And you'd better leave Abby alone! Love her and Moira. Hey, my opinion counts too.

Since: Apr 11

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#17 Nov 3, 2013
I have always enjoyed Moira but I would not miss Abby if she left. As for weather, I only listen to Todd.
big news

Washburn, TN

#18 Nov 5, 2013
Giggle boxes Biven and Ham are annoying together. Biven may be the worst reader of news I've ever heard on TV. Awful
inquiring mind

Knoxville, TN

#19 Nov 5, 2013
Jan wrote:
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What happened to Ashley Islebicki ????( the blond weekend anchor)
She should be back now. She got married a few weeks ago and I'm assuming that she was on a honeymoon.
Jlm

Morganton, NC

#20 Nov 5, 2013
Terry brooks will be a big loss! He had some excitement about him. Will not miss Kirsten at all though.
big news

Washburn, TN

#21 Nov 6, 2013
new sports guy is boring

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