Her Last Stop Ending in Lawsuit, Anchor Returns to TV

By Andrew Gauthier 

Rockford Register Star

Mimi Murphy will return to Rockford TV on Sept. 7 as sole anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts on WTVO. She started at the station Monday.

Nicole Kilmer left the co-anchor post at the station July 30, saying she is pursuing other opportunities in the field as she prepares to marry. Charles Vance, a Memphis native who has been a co-anchor at the station for those time slots since April 2009, will leave the station Sept. 3. Vance could not be reached for comment Monday.


Murphy, a Rockford native, worked at WIFR for 13 years as a news anchor before she left in July 2006. More…