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.

Gray Television’s Atlanta duopoly of WGCL (CBS) and WPCH (independent), has appointed Kim Saxon as news director and Josh Morey as creative services director.

“These are really exciting additions to our team,” said Erik Schrader, the stations’ general manager. “I truly believe we are getting not just two of the best people in Gray, but two of the best in the entire industry. It’s great to bring people of this caliber to join the already amazing team at Gray’s hometown station.”

Saxon joins from the Gray-owned CBS Affiliate WBTV Charlotte, N.C. She has spent the past 17 years at WBTV where she moved up the ranks from morning show producer to executive producer, assistant news director, and her current role as news director.

“Kim is an award-winning journalist and strategic leader who is well respected by her peers and staff,” said Schrader. “We are beyond excited to have Kim join our team.”

Saxon was named the 2021 Margaret Murchison News Director of the Year by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas. She is president of the RTDNAC and is a 2015 Carole A. Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism Fellow. Among her many Emmy nominations, she won a Midsouth Emmy for her team’s coverage of the 2016 riots in Charlotte following the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Morey has spent the past six years as the marketing director at WBRC Birmingham, Ala. Prior to his time at WBRC, he spent three years as the marketing director at WSFA Montgomery, Ala. He began his career in his hometown of Albany, Ga., at WALB.


“Josh has fantastic creative skills and proven growth strategies that drive ratings,” said Schrader. “We are excited to have Josh spearhead our marketing efforts here in Atlanta.”

Morey has won multiple Southeast Emmy Awards, Promax Gold and Alabama Broadcaster Awards.

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