The anchor team of Warren Olney and Wendy Rutledge at KCOP Channel 13 is being replaced, Jeff Wald, head of the station's news operation, said Monday.
Wald said the new co-anchors for KCOP will be Ross Becker, a former longtime newsman at KCBS Channel 2, and Kim Devore, currently a reporter for the syndicated Fox TV series "Personalities."
Rutledge declined an offer to remain at the station as a reporter and will leave by year's end, Wald said. Olney, a highly regarded political reporter, has been offered an opportunity to stay on in that capacity and as an investigative journalist, at the same salary he is receiving as an anchor, estimated in the low six figures.
According to Wald, Olney is thinking it over and the station expects him to accept.
Becker will take over as KCOP co-anchor Monday and Devore is expected to assume her new role Oct. 22, Wald said.