Gray Television’s Atlanta duopoly of WGCL (CBS) and WPCH (independent) are increasing their local news offerings with the addition of a 7 p.m. newscast on WGCL and a 7 a.m. broadcast on WPCH. CBS46 News at 7pm debuted this week at the No. 1 spot among the local news competition, according to the station. The […]
Atlanta-based Gray Television is in the midst of a massive expansion of the CBS affiliate’s newsroom since it took over in December.
Just 10 days into Gray’s ownership of WGCL, the Atlanta-based company wooed Monica Kaufman Pearson out of retirement to join the CBS affiliate. Pearson is well-known in Atlanta for her 37 years as news anchor on WSB, where she was the first Black female evening anchor in the city.
Kim Saxon becomes news director and Josh Morey is tapped as creative services director at Gray’s Atlanta duopoly.
WPCH, WGCL, WSB, WAGA and WXIA are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.
Walsh brings 20 years of media sales experience at TV stations and national rep firms to the post at Meredith’s CBS affiliate and independent in Atlanta.
WGCL Atlanta anchors Rick Folbaum and Shon Gables will anchor CBS Evening News this weekend. Folbaum anchors Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET and Gables anchors Sunday 6 p.m. The national newscast will originate from the CBS46 Studios in Atlanta. The CBS News Broadcast Center in New York is closed due to the coronavirus. For the first time, the newscast will be produced remotely with producers and writers based out of New York.
Two unnamed employees at Meredith’s Atlanta CBS affiliate have tested positive for the coronavirus. “Both individuals are doing well,” according to a station statement.
He joins from WCNC Charlotte, N.C., to lead newsgathering at WGCL and WPCH.
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).