News 9 is getting a little bit of JoJo.
According to various reports through the Ogle Mole Network, we’ve learned that Joleen Chaney resigned from KFOR Channel 4 today and has signed a contract join the KWTV Channel 9 news team. Her start date is TBD.
Joleen will work the 10pm newscast have over at the old “Spirit of Oklahoma,” which will likely involve reporting on news, avoiding Dean Blevins and convincing Lacey Swope to compete in a triathlon.
Yeah, about that. We’ve long made jokes about News 9’s weird desire to turn Lacey Swope into Emily Sutton 2.0, but now those jokes have morphed into strange realities. Just look at what’s happened over the last six months:
• Lacey Swope get to eat watermelon with Joleen Chaney and Bobbi Miller
In six months, expect Channel 9 to release a Lacey Swope origin story where we learn she was actually born in Chicago and always dreamed of being of meteorologist. Or better yet, watch them just steal Emily Sutton from KFOR and give her and Lacey a reality show where they travel around the country chasing storms, exploring new places and relaxing in a the hot tub. Who wouldn’t want to watch that?
One cool thing about this move – if it is indeed true – is that Joleen will be reunited with her BFF, former KFOR coworker and baby vending machine Bobbie Miller. They were like the Starsky and Hutch of the Oklahoma City media and made Twitter a better place to live before News 9 ripped them apart during the station’s quest to destroy KFOR. By stealing JoJo, I guess you can say they are going to right that wrong. Now if only they can convince Gary England to unretire, we can sleep happy tonight.
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