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Markina Brown Leaving WGCL - Posted November 11, 2014
Good day Facebook! Yes, it's true my last day on CBS46 is near! Please be as happy for me as I AM for myself.... http://t.co/XUR1oUepi3 -- Markina Brown (@MarkinaCBS46) November 11, 2014 WGCL chief meteorologist ... [TVSpy]

Trey Fabacher Out at WGCL - Posted September 11, 2014
WGCL is undergoing a change in direction. TVSpy just confirmed Trey Fabacher, GM of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Trey Fabacher Out at WGCL - Posted September 11, 2014
WGCL is undergoing a change in direction. TVSpy just confirmed Trey Fabacher, GM of ... [TVSpy]

Larry Perret New WGCL News Director - Posted September 11, 2014
Larry Perret has been named news director at Meredith owned CBS affiliate WGCL. Perret comes to WGCL from Meredith's ... [TVSpy]

WGCL Brings Back Noon Newscast - Posted September 10, 2014
Starting Monday, Meredith owned CBS affiliate WGCL will once again air a Noon newscast. The station stopped airing a Noon show in September 2011. Anchor Jocelyn Connell announced the new sho... [TVSpy]

Lane Michaelsen No Longer with WGCL - Posted July 17, 2014
WGCL news director Lane Michaelsen is no longer with the Atlanta CBS affiliate. A Meredith spokesperson confirmed the news and wouldn't say why or when he left but did say, "We wish him the best of luc... [TVSpy]

Stefan Chase Leaving WGCL After One Year - Posted July 11, 2014
Stefan Chase, traffic reporter for Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL, is leaving the station. A Meredith spokesperson told TVSpy Chase will be replaced by ... [TVSpy]

Atlanta Anchor Apologizes for Saying 'Colored Woman,' Station Posts Edited Version of Video - Posted July 1, 2014
Michelle Burdo, morning anchor for Meredith owned Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL, has apologized for using the term "colored woman" during Monday morning's newscast. Yesterday, Burdo had several African American women on set to demonstrate hair care tips for ... [TVSpy]

Atlanta Stations Cover CNN After Car Drives into Network's Lobby - Posted June 13, 2014
CNN was the center of breaking news after a Mercedes crashed into the lobby of the network's building in downtown Atlanta shortly after 4:00 a.m this morning. All the local stations converged on the scene during their 5:00 a.m. newscasts showing the car with Florida plates already out of the lobby and... [TVSpy]

Katie Brace Says Goodbye to WGCL - Posted March 4, 2014
Katie Brace signed off from Atlanta's WGCL Sunday night. The Weekend anchor for the CBS affiliate told viewers she was headed to Boston, but didn't say which station. After 2 winter storms in Atlanta, I am heading to Boston to join a great news station. Tonight's 11 is my last show. ... [TVSpy]

WGCL in Atlanta Launches Rebrand - Posted February 25, 2014
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has rebranded itself as CBS46. The Meredith owned station launched its new look with a :10 weather promo today at noon. Viewers will see new graphics and a newly designed website. A set designed by FX Design Group will debut on tonight's evening ne... [TVSpy]

Atlanta Stations Fall For Bieber Protest Hoax - Posted February 25, 2014
All four Atlanta stations covered a fake protest over a potential Justin Bieber move to Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood Monday morning. The prank was organized by a local radio station that sent six of its interns to act as "protestors." Despite the fact that only a handful of people participated, the protest was... [TVSpy]

Jennifer Mayerle Set to Join WCCO - Posted February 19, 2014
Jennifer Mayerle is joining WCCO, the CBS owned station in Minneapolis, ... [TVSpy]

Atlanta Stations Ready for Ice Storm with Mix of Old and New Technology - Posted February 11, 2014
The story coming out of Atlanta after the snowstorm two weeks ago was all about the influx of people onto local roads trying to get home at the same time. With an ice storm forecast for this week and Governor Nathan Deal declaring a state of emergency for more than 40 Georgia... [SocialTimes.com]

Atlanta Stations Ready for Ice Storm with Mix of Old and New Technology - Posted February 11, 2014
The story coming out of Atlanta after the snowstorm two weeks ago was all about the influx of people onto local roads trying to get home at the same time. With an ice storm forecast for this week and Governor Nathan Deal declaring a state of emergency for more than 40 Georgia... [TVSpy]

Atlanta Stations Balance State of the Union and Weather Coverage - Posted January 29, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="114189,114190,114191,114192"] Atlanta stations balanced two major stories -- the President's fifth State of the Union address and a winter storm blanketing the Deep South -- during primetime Tuesday night. CBS affiliate WGCL stayed in local coverage until immediately before the President was announced, opting out of Scott Pelley... [TVSpy]

Frank Wiley Named Morning Anchor at WGCL - Posted December 12, 2013
Frank Wiley is joining WGCL, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, as morning anchor. He will begin at the station in mid-January. "I am very happy that after ten months and multiple interviews, CBS Atl... [TVSpy]

Guy Rawlings Joins KTVT in Dallas - Posted November 12, 2013
Guy Rawlings will join KTVT, the CBS O&O in Dallas, as a sports anchor and reporter, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff ... [TVSpy]

Kenny Lawrence Named GM of KLFY - Posted November 7, 2013
Kenny Lawrence has been named general manager of KLFY, Young Broadcasting's CBS affiliate in Lafayette, La. Since 2008, Lawrence has held several executive-level television roles in Atlanta, including as... [TVSpy]

Atlanta's WGCL Makes Changes to Weekend Morning News - Posted September 13, 2013
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL is moving up its Saturday morning news show and expanding it by an hour beginning tomorrow. "In adding people, adding content and adding news times, CBS Atlanta continues its commitment to the community," WGCL news director ... [TVSpy]

Scott Light Joins WGCL as Evening Anchor - Posted September 4, 2013
WGCL has announced Scott Light will join Stephany Fisher and ... [TVSpy]

Atlanta Stations Cover Decatur School Shooting - Posted August 20, 2013
Atlanta stations broke into regular programming this afternoon after at least one gunshot was fired at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, a charter elementary school in DeKalb C... [TVSpy]

Tracye Hutchins to Move from Mornings To Evenings for WGCL - Posted August 19, 2013
WGCL announced Tracye Hutchins will move from the mornings to co-ancho... [TVSpy]

WGCL Rebrands Morning Shows - Posted August 13, 2013
Meredith's Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has changed the naming of its early morning news. What used to be "Better Mornings Atlanta" is now"CBS Atlanta News at 4:30 a.m.," CBS Atlanta News at 5:00 a.m.," and "CBS Atlanta News at 6:00 a.m." No reason was given for the change. The news ... [TVSpy]

Brandon Rudat Out at WGCL - Posted July 19, 2013
WGCL morning anchor Brandon Rudat has left the Meredith-owne... [TVSpy]

Larry Smith Named Sports Director at WGCL - Posted July 18, 2013
Larry Smith is joining Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL as sports director, Access Atlanta ... [TVSpy]

WGCL's 'Better Mornings Atlanta' to Start Thirty Minutes Earlier - Posted July 18, 2013
WGCL will add a 4:30am newscast to its "Better Mornings Atlanta" show. A spokesperson for the Atlanta CBS affiliate told TVSpy the show will debut August 12, to coincide with the start of the new school year. The show will be anchored by the current team of ... [TVSpy]

WGCL Revives Sports Department - Posted June 19, 2013
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has cut ties with the hosts of its weekly sports show, "CBS Atlanta Sportsline," according to Access Atlanta. The "Sports... [TVSpy]

WGCL Apologizes For Cutting Away From Tonys Minutes Before Best Musical Award - Posted June 10, 2013
WGCL is facing anger from viewers after cutting away from the last minutes of the Tony Awards to air its late newscast Sunday evening. The Atlanta CBS affiliate went to local news at 11:00 p.m., just two minutes before the night's final award, Best Musical, was presented. >UPDATE: WGCL has apologized.... [TVSpy]

Atlanta's WGCL Cuts Newsroom Staff - Posted June 6, 2013
Trey Fabacher, vice president and general manager of Meredith's Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL, has confirmed... [TVSpy]

Lane Michaelsen to Join WGCL as News Director - Posted March 20, 2013
WGCL, Meredith's Atlanta CBS affiliate, has announced the hiring of Lane Michaelsen as news director. "Michaelsen has built a solid reputation of leading quality newscasts and ... [TVSpy]

Eric Ludgood Joins WAGA as Assistant ND - Posted February 26, 2013
Two months after his departure from Atlanta's WGCL, ... [TVSpy]

WGCL's Jeff Chirico Gets Punched in the Face While Investigating a Story - Posted January 31, 2013
WGCL investigative reporter ... [TVSpy]

Tornado Forms in Front of WSB's Ross Cavitt - Posted January 30, 2013
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News Director Eric Ludgood Out at WGCL - Posted January 3, 2013
Eric Ludgood is out as news director for WGCL, the Meredith owned CBS affiliate for Atlanta. "Eric Ludgood is no longer with WGCL in Atlanta," a Meredith spokesperson told TVSpy... [SocialTimes.com]

News Director Eric Ludgood Out at WGCL - Posted January 3, 2013
Eric Ludgood is out as news director for WGCL, the Meredith owned CBS affiliate for Atlanta. "Eric Ludgood is no longer with WGCL in Atlanta," a Meredith spokesperson told TVSpy... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Justin Lock Out at WGCL - Posted December 13, 2012
Justin Lock, meteorologist for Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL, has confirmed with TVSpy he is leaving the station. "My wife and I and newborn son are moving back to Charleston, SC where we w... [TVSpy]

Jack Walsh Named VP-GM at WUPA in Atlanta - Posted November 19, 2012
Jack Walsh will step into the role of vice president and general manager at WUPA, the CBS-owned CW affiliate in Atlanta. Walsh joins WUPA from rival ... [TVSpy]

WGCL Brings 'Better Mornings' to The Weekends - Posted September 21, 2012
WGCL, Atlanta's CBS affiliate will be expanding its "Better Mornings" show to the weekends, according to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mike Brooks Named Evening Anchor at KOKH - Posted August 6, 2012
Mike Brooks is returning to his home state to join KOKH, the Fox-affiliate in Oklahoma City, as evening anchor. "This will be a great opportunity to return to my home state and my old frien... [SocialTimes.com]

Mike Brooks Named Evening Anchor at KOKH - Posted August 6, 2012
Mike Brooks is returning to his home state to join KOKH, the Fox-affiliate in Oklahoma City, as evening anchor. "This will be a great opportunity to return to my home state and my old frien... [TVSpy]

News Director Steve Schwaid Out at Philly's WTXF - Posted July 23, 2012
Steve Schwaid is leaving Philadelphia Fox O&O WTXF after just a year as news director, TVSpy has learned. Schwaid ... [SocialTimes.com]

Arkansas Native Laura Huckabee Joins KHBS-KHOG as Morning Meteorologist - Posted April 30, 2012
Laura Huckabee, an Arkansas native and cousin of Mike Huckabee, is joining KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, where she'll anchor the Hearst station's weekday morning newscast. Huckabee has ove... [TVSpy]

Meredith Revenue Up 10% on Strength of KPHO, KVVU, WSMV - Posted April 25, 2012
Meredith today reported its fiscal 2012 third quarter earnings, announcing a 10% increase in total revenue during the period for its local media group, which consists of 12 stations around the country, including WGCL in Atlanta and ... [TVSpy]

Hena Daniels Returns to WFSB After Stint with WGCL - Posted March 26, 2012
Hena Daniels has returned to WFSB after a two-year run with WGCL in Atlanta. Daniels first joined the Hartford CBS-affiliate in 2005, ... [TVSpy]

Reporting Earnings, Meredith Points to Success in Atlanta, Hartford, Las Vegas, Portland - Posted January 24, 2012
Meredith, which owns 12 stations across the country, announced its second quarter earnings today, reporting a 13.5% drop in revenue for its local media group. Meredith's local unit took in $84 million for the period, compared to $97 million for its Q2 last year. The company attributes the decline to a... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Paul Ossmann Joins WGCL, His Third Atlanta Station - Posted January 23, 2012
Meteorologist Paul Ossmann, a 24-year veteran of the Atlanta market, has joined CBS-affiliate WGCL. Ossmann was chief meteorologist at ... [TVSpy]

Former WGCL News Director Mike Cavender Named Executive Director of RTDNA - Posted December 7, 2011
Local news veteran Mike Cavender has been named executive director of the Radio Television Digital News Association and Foundation. Cavender is a former director of news and public affairs at ... [TVSpy]

WGCL Asks Political Group to Drop Its Footage From New Herman Cain Ad - Posted December 2, 2011
Atlanta CBS-affiliate WGCL wasn't happy to find its footage being used in a new political ad defending embattled president... [TVSpy]

In New Ad, Herman Cain Defends Himself Using WGCL Lie Detector Story - Posted December 1, 2011
In a new ad, embattled presidential hopeful Herman Cain tries to repair his image by citing a story WGCL did in early November. "It's time for the truth," the ad's narrator intones (video above). "The media won't tell you what one of the foremost ... [TVSpy]

Following WAGA's Exclusive Interview, WSB Catches Up with Cain Accuser Ginger White - Posted November 29, 2011
Shortly after rival station WAGA aired a big-time exclusive interview with ... [TVSpy]

WESH Sports Anchor Guy Rawlings Joins WGCL As News Anchor: 'Local Sports Seems To Be Shrinking' - Posted November 29, 2011
Guy Rawlings, a sports anchor at WESH in Orlando, is joining WGCL in Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap Joins KNSD - Posted October 25, 2011
Dagmar Midcap is joining NBC owned-and-operated KNSD in San Diego as the evening meteorologist. She will handle weather reporting on the station's 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. ... [TVSpy]

Atlanta Stations Cover Davis Execution from Jackson - Posted September 22, 2011
All four major Atlanta news stations had crews in Jackson on Wednesday to cover the execution of Troy Davis, which occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. following a last-minute postponement and a day ... [TVSpy]

Meredith Stations Get New WorldNow Websites - Posted July 12, 2011
Meredith Local Media Group and WorldNow have completed the launch of ten redesigned local stations' websites. All of the stations are owned by Meredith and published on a WorldNow platform. The sites were launched in a span of three weeks beginning last month. T... [SocialTimes.com]

Meredith Stations Get New WorldNow Websites - Posted July 12, 2011
Meredith Local Media Group and WorldNow have completed the launch of ten redesigned local stations' websites. All of the stations are owned by Meredith and published on a WorldNow platform. The sites were launched in a span of three weeks beginning last month. T... [TVSpy]

Jeff Fager Tempers Anxiety of CBS Affiliates Board - Posted April 12, 2011
Jeff Fager, who was recently promoted to chairman of CBS News, addressed the CBS affiliates board on Monday in Las Vegas, wor... [TVSpy]

Meredith Strikes Deal to Manage Day-to-Day Operations of Atlanta's WPCH - Posted January 18, 2011
Meredith Corp. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to manage the day-to-day operations of Atlanta's WPCH, known popularly as Peachtree TV. Meredith, which owns Atlanta CBS-affiliate ... [TVSpy]

In Snowy Atlanta, Affiliates Stick with Local News Instead of Network Morning Shows - Posted January 10, 2011
Stations in Atlanta ran extended news coverage Monday morning as an overnight snowstorm and below-freezing temperatures led to school closings and dangerous driving conditions. The market's NBC, CBS, and ABC affiliates stayed with local news coverage through the morning, preempting the network morning shows. NBC-affiliate ... [TVSpy]

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