WGCL-WPCH Atlanta Expand Newscasts

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 […]

WGCL Atlanta Plans 40+ Person Expansion Of Newsroom

Atlanta-based Gray Television is in the midst of a massive expansion of the CBS affiliate’s newsroom since it took over in December.

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WGCL Says Hiring Monica Kaufman Pearson Was A No-Brainer

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.

WGCL-WPCH Atlanta Unveil Executive Changes

Kim Saxon becomes news director and Josh Morey is tapped as creative services director at Gray’s Atlanta duopoly.

WGCL Atlanta Plans 3 P.M. Newscast Following ‘Dr. Oz’ Departure

Monica Pearson Joins WGCL-WPCH Atlanta

WGCL Atlanta Anchor-Reporter Ashley Thompson Leaves

WGCL Atlanta Anchor Calling It Quits After Five Years

Five Atlanta Stations Launch NextGen TV

WPCH, WGCL, WSB, WAGA and WXIA are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Beth Miller Walsh New WGCL-WPCH Sales Director

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.

Ella Dorsey Moves To Mornings On WGCL’s ‘Wake Up Atlanta’

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WGCL Anchors To Helm ‘CBS Evening News’

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.

WGCL’s Rick Folbaum Talks About His Experience With Coronavirus

WGCL Atlanta Has 2 Employees With COVID-19

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.

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Atlanta Stations Work Together For Coronavirus Special Tonight

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WGCL Home Schools Atlanta Kids About Weather

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Meredith Taps Matt King As Atlanta News Director

He joins from WCNC Charlotte, N.C., to lead newsgathering at WGCL and WPCH.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Traffic At The Top In Atlanta Ratings Race

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.

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 […]

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WGCL Names Shon Gables Permanent P.M. Anchor

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Thomas Roberts Leaving WGCL Atlanta Anchor Slot

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Fired Forecaster Paul Ossmann Sues WGCL

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Job Openings In Sales, News, Creative Services

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.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WGCL Ups Valdez To Chief Meteorologist

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Anchor Sharon Reed Leaving WGCL After 4 Years

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WGCL’s Dorsey Says She Received Death Threats For Tornado Watch Interruptions During Masters

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WGCL Drops Chief Meteorologist Paul Ossmann

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WGCL-WPCH Ups Jeff Holub To Station Manager

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 […]

DMA 9

Anchor Kim Passoth Leaving WGCL Atlanta

DMA 9

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts Joins WGCL Atlanta

RTNDA Blasts Ga. Senate Over Press Threat

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.

DMA 9

Anchor Shon Gables Joins WGCL Atlanta

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 […]

DMA 9

WGCL Atlanta Fires Ben Swann Over Promo

DMA 9

Banks Named GM Of Meredith Atlanta Duo

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.

DMA 9

WOW! Battling Meredith Over Atlanta Retrans

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).

DMA 9: ATLANTA

WGCL Anchor Amanda Davis Dies At 62

DMA 9: ATLANTA

WGCL’s Sharon Reed Calls Out Viewer Over N-Word

DMA 9: ATLANTA

Gurvir Dhindsa Joining WGCL, For Now

DMA 9: ATLANTA

Former WGCL Anchor Running For Congress

DMA 10

WGCL Atlanta Makes Six New Hires