The Grand Rapids Press spoke with WXMI creative services director Travis Henkaline, who confirmed that Mecklenburg is no longer working at the station.
“We’re currently considering our options as far as his replacement is concerned,” Henkaline told The Press writer Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk.
Mecklenburg acknowledged his departure from WXMI in Tweet last night:
I want you to know that I am no longer with FOX 17. They decided to go in a “different direction” and I completely respect that.
— Rick Mecklenburg (@RickMecklenburg) November 3, 2014