Could it be back to the future for WPBF-Channel 25?
Fonger, who logged in at least 7,000 hours of prime time news in the West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast television market since 1986, would take over co-anchoring chores alongside Tiffany Kenney, another long-time local TV personality.
Kenney lost co-anchor Victor Blackwell last month when he was hired by CNN in Atlanta.
I’m told Kenney wasn’t crying when Blackwell left. They looked positively unhappy together on the air.
Gossip Extra spies, meanwhile, watched Fonger have a long lunch with WPBF General Manager Caroline Taplett last week at TooJay‘s in Palm Beach Gardens.
A station insider reported Fonger recently visited 25′s headquarters but has yet to go through an off-air mock reading with Kenney.
Neither Fonger nor Taplett returned calls.
While ratings at Channel 25 have been more solid as of late, stats show that a significant portion of the audience from top-rated ABC shows like Dancing With the Star switch to WPTV right before the 11 p.m. news.
Another former Channel 12 anchor, Ric Blackwell, is also on the short list for the gig.