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.
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) announced today that Ella Dorsey will be joining its weather team as a weekend meteorologist. Her first day will be Jan. 27. Dorsey comes to WGCL from WBIR Knoxville, Tenn., where she was a meteorologist for the midday and weekend newscasts. Dorsey has a Bachelor of Science in […]
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) announced today that Aiyana Cristal will be joining the station’s news team as a reporter-anchor on Jan. 4. Cristal comes to WGCL from Comcast SportsNet in Chicago where she was an anchor-reporter. She has also spent time at WPLG Miami, KTHV Little Rock and WICD Champaign, Ill. […]
The new unit at Meredith’s CBS affiliate has more than 100 years of experience.
Meredith Corp.-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) has hired reporter Christian De La Rosa. His first day will be Monday, June 29. De La Rosa comes to WGCL from KSWB San Diego where he was a reporter for the last three years. Prior to that he was a reporter at Central Florida News 13 […]
Meredith Corp., which owns the Atlanta CBS affiliate, has found nothing remotely close to stability in its efforts over the past 16 years to dig the station out of the ratings basement. But new GM Mark Pimentel and News Director Larry Perret have revamped the station in a way that nobody in local TV news has seen before in such a short time. Today, the station introduces an almost entirely new anchor lineup. In recent months, it has brought in a new chief meteorologist, revived its sports department, revamped its digital group, hired new producers and introduced a raft of new reporters. Virtually the only department that went relatively unscathed was its camera crew.
Meredith CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) today said Ben Swann will be joining the station as an anchor for its early evening and late newscasts beginning June 15. Swann was most recently an anchor-reporter at WXIX Cincinnati. Prior to that he was an anchor-reporter at KTSM El Paso, Texas. He got his start at […]
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) has added Bobby Kaple as anchor of the CBS46 Morning News (4:30-7 a.m.). Kaple’s first day will be June 15. Kaple spent the last three years at KCBS-KCAL in Los Angeles. Prior to that he was an anchor/reporter at WPBF West Palm Beach, Fla. He got his start […]
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) has added Sharon Reed as an anchor for its early evening and late newscasts. She will start in mid-June. Reed joins from Meredith sister-station KMOV St. Louis where she was an anchor-reporter. She has also held similar positions at WMAR Baltimore, WSVN Miami, WCAU Philadelphia and WOIO-WUAB Cleveland. […]
Meredith Corp.’s CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) has added Mike Mason as an investigative reporter. Mason comes to WGCL from WLOS Asheville, N.C., where he was an investigative reporter. He has also held investigative reporter positions in Fort Myers and Tampa, Fla. During Mason’s career he has received numerous accolades, including: Columbia University’s Alfred […]
Meredith Corp.-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) is adding Kim Passoth as an anchor-reporter. Her first day will be May 18. Passoth joins the station from KOCO Oklahoma City where she was a anchor-reporter for the last three years. Prior to that she was a anchor-reporter at KIII in Corpus Christi., Texas. She got […]
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) has hired Brittany Miller as an MMJ reporter. Her first day will be April 20. Miller comes to WGCL from cable news channel News 12 in New York City where she was an anchor and MMJ reporter. Miller is a graduate of Temple University.
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) is adding Gloria Neal as an anchor of the CBS46 Morning News (4:30 to 7 a.m.). Neal’s first day will be June 1. Neal comes to WGCL from KCNC Denver where she spent the last seven years as a reporter/anchor. While working at KCNC she was also […]
The broadcast group will introduce Grit, Escape and Laff in five major markets, bringing U.S. coverage of the networks to 78% for Grit, 58% for Escape and 50% for Laff, which premieres next month.
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) has added Mike Dunston as weekend anchor. Dunston joins WGCL from WEWS Cleveland where he was a morning anchor/special projects reporter. Prior to that he was an anchor/reporter at WOFL Orlando, Fla. He’s also had stops in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Houston; Dayton, Ohio; and Washington. Dunston is a graduate […]
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) announced Tueesday that veteran Atlanta sportscaster Fred Kalil has been named sports anchor at the station. Kalil begins his new assignment on March 23. Kalil joins WGCL from WXIA Atlanta where he’s been for the last 22 years. While there he received 12 Southeastern Regional Emmy Awards and […]
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has named Kelly Frank senior managing editor of broadcast, digital and social. The newly created position will oversee content across broadcast, digital and social media for the Meredith-owned station.
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has named Mark Pimentel vice president and general manager. Pimentel was previously VP-GM of CBS affiliate KMOV St. Louis.
The group’s outlets in Atlanta, Hartford and Nashville are the latest to subscribe to the rating service.
The news director at Meredith CBS affiliate in Kansas City takes the same position at Meredith’s Atlanta CBS outlet.