When he was passed over for a promotion two years ago, Anthony Ponce quit his job as reporter and weekend morning anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ to do his own thing as a Lyft driver/interviewer, starting and producing a podcast called “Backseat Driver.”
Now, he’s returning to TV news. He’ll be joining WFLD Fox 32 as a “Good Day Chicago” co-anchor from 4 to 6 am.
But he won’t leave the “Backseat Driver” behind. Ponce will to host the podcast and do a video version of his podcast that will air during the morning show’s 7 to 9 block.
After spending 9 years as an anchor/reporter at WMAQ, Ponce left the station in July 2016. At the time, he explained his decision in a self-produced video that went viral.
He starts the new gig next Monday, March 19.