11 Alive, someone had noticed this morning, had already taken her off their "Meet the Team" page. I have not heard from anyone of authority at 11 Alive about her situation.
I talked to her on the phone Sunday afternoon. As she noted in her Facebook post, she said she pondered long and hard and talked to her family and ultimately decided this was the best move for her at the moment. "You just have to move forward," she said.
She is also recovering from an unspecified surgery she had a few weeks ago, but she said she'll be okay. Greer had been a long-time morning host on 11 Alive but last year was bumped to day-side when 11 Alive hired
Vinnie Politan. She was also supposed to be given expanded digital duties, which never came to pass.
I heard from a source inside 11 Alive that the station had offered her a hefty pay cut in her new contract to stay and she chose not to take it.
Ratings in general, I'm told, have not been strong lately for 11 Alive. The station tends to be in third place in the market, behind Fox 5 and Channel 2 Action News.
Greer wouldn't say how long her non-compete clause is but the standard in this market is six months. She has been a long-time presence in this market and is active in the community. Another station might very well pick her up. She would like to stay in the business.
"I'm a good communicator," Greer said. "I will see what options are out there, who'll be knocking at the door."
Before 11 Alive, she worked at WGNX-TV (which is now WGCL-TV, the CBS affiliate) as a weeknight anchor from 1989 to 1999.
This is the second big-name departure from 11 Alive this week. Sports broadcaster Fred Kalil last week said he was moving to CBS Atlanta starting March 23.
The Facebook responses on my blog about Greer's departure were highly supportive of her. A sampling:
Another in a long line of screw ups by management,