DMA 10: ATLANTA

Rick Folbaum Joining WGCL Atlanta News

Meredith-owned WGCL (CBS) and WPCH (independent) have hired Rick Folbaum as co-anchor of CBS46 News at 4, 6 and 11p.m. and CBS46 News at 9pm on Peachtree TV with Shon Gables.

“We’ve known Rick for a long time and are delighted that he’s joining our team,” said WGCL News Director Steve Doerr. “Rick is a seasoned journalist with decades of network and large market anchoring experience. He’ll do a terrific job as an anchor and leader of CBS46 News.”

Folbaum comes to WGCL from CNN, where he has been an anchor for CNN International. Prior to that, he spent five years as an anchor at WFOR Miami.

He was also a longtime anchor and correspondent for Fox News Channel.

As a foreign correspondent, he spent nearly two years covering Europe and the Middle East. Over his 17 years with the network, he anchored and reported on a multitude of breaking news events such as the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson,” the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003, the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Folbaum earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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