Cox Media Group’s WSB has been the beast in Atlanta for many years, but the race is tightening. Fox-owned WAGA is coming on strong with its relentless local content strategy, and the other players are shaking things up, too.
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 […]
New TV job openings posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include opportunities at stations owned by Gray, NBC, Meredith, Cox and Graham in Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, San Antonio and the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area of Michigan.
WGCL (CBS) and WPCH (independent), Meredith Corp.’s duopoly in Atlanta (DMA 10), on Wednesday promoted Jeff Holub to station manager, effective immediately. Holub most recently served as creative services director, overseeing all marketing, promotions, and production activities. As station manager, Holub will work with VP-GM Lyle Banks toward the continued creation and execution of strategic […]
RTDNA on Thursday demanded that the press office for the Georgia State Senate rescind its threat to revoke press credentials for a WGCL Atlanta reporter who had the audacity to ask questions of a state senator in the public hallway of a public building, the Georgia State Capitol.
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) is adding Shon Gables as co-anchor of CBS46 Morning News (4:30-7 a.m.) with Gurvir Dhindsa, beginning March 5. Gables comes to WGCL from KTBS Shreveport, La., where she has been the primary anchor. Prior to that, she spent four years as an anchor at WFAA Dallas. She was […]
Veteran broadcaster Lyle Banks will oversee CBS affiliate WGCL and independent WPCH beginning today. He succeeds Mark Pimentel, who held the post for two years.
Amid what is relatively light turn-of-the-year infighting between broadcasters and their MVPD partners, WideOpenWest-owned Atlanta-area operator NuLink has lost access to Meredith’s local CBS affiliate WGCL and co-owned independent WPCH (Peachtree TV).
Meredith will debut an hour evening newscast in Atlanta produced by its CBS affiliate in Atlanta on its independent outlet there.
The CBS and Univision outlets in Atlanta will work together on regional and national news.
He is Steve Doerr, most recently a news consultant with Crawford Johnson & Northcott. But he has had a slew of local TV management jobs in markets including Philadelphia, Washington, Dallas, Providence and Columbus, Ohio. WGCL is a Meredith CBS affiliate.
Just four days after News Director Frank Volpicella was abruptly let go with no tangible explanation, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Atlanta dropped five more employees Friday in the latest house-cleaning move. The list: chief meteorologist Jim Kosek, managing editor Paul Caron, operations manager and chief engineer James Estes, noon producer Jason Becknell and Volpicella’s news administrator Amanda Smith.
Frank Volpicella has agreed to part ways with Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Atlanta after less than a year there. He joined the station July 11 of 2016. His departure makes the sixth time in nine years that a CBS 46 news director has left the building.
The new agreement extends affiliation for Meredith’s stations in Atlanta, Phoenix, Kansas City and Flint, Mich. In addition, all seven of Meredith’s CBS Affiliates renew for local live streams on CBS All Access and commit to Hulu Live multichannel digital service and some future digital distribution deals.
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 10) has named Amanda Davis morning anchor for the CBS46 Morning News (4:30 to 7 a.m. weekdays). Her first day will be Monday, Jan. 2. Davis will join co-anchor Bobby Kaple, meteorologist Paul Ossmann, meteorologist Jennifer Valdez and traffic reporter Julie Smith. Davis spent 26 years at WAGA […]
After 20 months in the job, Larry Perret has been replaced as news director at the Meredith owned CBS affiliate, the perpetual fourth-place performer in the market. His successor is Frank Volpicella, who has been a news director at ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas.