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Atlanta Anchor Raps in Memory of Deceased 'The Sugarhill Gang' Rapper - Posted November 14, 2014
The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" is considered the song that started it all for hip-hop in 1979. WSB anchor Fred Blankenship saluted the memory of Sugarhill Gang member Big Bank Hank, who died this week from cancer. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s);... [TVSpy]

Former WSB Chopper Pilot Dies in Crash - Posted August 20, 2014
Matt Wallace, a former chopper pilot for Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB, died in a helicopter crash in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tuesday. Wallace -- who worked for WSB from 1997 to 2003 -- was flying a helicop... [TVSpy]

John Bachman Set to Join WTEV-WAWS - Posted July 16, 2014
John Bachman is making a move within Cox Media Group, joining WTEV-WAWS in Jacksonville after seven years at WSB in Atlanta: Tweeps. It's true. I'm moving to @wsbtv sister station in ... [TVSpy]

WSB GM Says He Wants Leaving Meteorologist to Stay - Posted July 8, 2014
WSB GM Tim McVay wrote a note to viewers on the station's facebook page yesterday saying he wants departing meteorologist ... []

WSB GM Says He Wants Departing Meteorologist to Stay - Posted July 8, 2014
WSB GM Tim McVay wrote a note to viewers on the station's facebook page yesterday saying he wants departing meteorologist ... [TVSpy]

David Chandley Leaving WSB After 25 Years, Welcomes Fifth Meteorologist - Posted July 7, 2014
David Chandley, meteorologist for Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB, has announced he is leaving the station. "After 25+ years at WSB-TV, I have decided to not renew my contract," Chandley wrote on... [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 Walls Joins Atlanta's WSB - Posted May 12, 2014
Katie Walls has joined Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB as meteorologist. Friday, WSB chief meteorologist Glenn Burns tweeted the news: Meet Katie Walls, the newst member of Severe Weather Center 2. Katie has a Masters from Penn State and jo... [TVSpy]

WSB Traffic Reporter Herb Emory Dies - Posted April 14, 2014
Herb Emory, a longtime traffic reporter at Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB, died Saturday. Emory stopped to help at a car accident when he had a sudden heart attack, WSB reports. "He taught me about the stree... [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]

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... []

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]

WSB News Director on Infamous 25-Box: 'This Whole Thing is Kind of Funny' - Posted February 7, 2014
TVNewsCheck talks to WSB news director Mike Dreaden about the Atlanta ABC affiliate's infamous ... [TVSpy]

From a 14-Box to a 25-Box - Posted January 29, 2014
With Atlanta still in crisis mode after yesterday's winter storm, ABC affiliate WSB has added even more reporters to its coverage. At the top of the 4 p.m. newscast today, WSB debuted a 25-box. Most impressively, the station was able to get all 25 reporters on the screen at once: ... [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]

Atlanta Station Finds 14 Ways to Talk About Snow - Posted January 29, 2014
Atlanta's WSB-TV stuck a 14-box on their air tonight - -- Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) January 29, 2014 Viewers of Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB... [TVSpy]

WSB Replacing 'Katie' With 'Dr. Oz' - Posted December 27, 2013
Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB will replace "Katie" with "The Dr. Oz Show" next fall, Access Atlanta reports. "Katie" will come to an en... [TVSpy]

WATCH: Atlanta Crew Catches Driver's Odd Behavior On Tape - Posted October 22, 2013
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Meteorologist Arielle Nixon Set to Join WAWS - Posted October 2, 2013
Meteorologist Arielle Nixon is leaving Des Moines NBC affiliate WHO, the Des Mo... [TVSpy]

Atlanta Gunman Ordered School Employee to Call WSB - Posted August 20, 2013
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Atlanta Gunman Ordered School Employee to Call WSB - Posted August 20, 2013
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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]

Ray Moore, Former WSB Anchor and News Director Dies - Posted July 23, 2013
Ray Moore, former news director and main anchor for Atlanta's WSB has died. WSB ... []

KENS Executive News Director Kurt Davis Joins CBS News - Posted May 16, 2013
KENS executive news director Kurt Davis is joining CBS News as vice president of news services. Davis has worked at the San Antonio CBS affiliate for 10 years. In his new role, he will oversee CBS News' sat... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Bryan Bennett Joins WFLA - Posted May 14, 2013
Meteorologist Bryan Bennett is joining WFLA, the NBC affiliate in Tampa-St. Petersburg. Bennett comes from New York, where he was executive weather producer and chief meteorologist at CBS-owned ... [TVSpy]

WJLA's Pamela Brown, WSB's Alina Machado Joining CNN - Posted March 18, 2013
CNN has announced the hire of two correspondents from the local news landscape: WJLA anchor Pamela Brown (left) and ... [TVSpy]

Tornado Forms in Front of WSB's Ross Cavitt - Posted January 30, 2013
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DUI Case Against WAGA Anchor Amanda Davis Moves Toward Trial - Posted January 10, 2013
The DUI case involving WAGA anchor Amanda Davis is moving to Fulton County State Court for trial. Davis, a longtime anchor at the Atlanta Fox O&O, was ... [TVSpy]

Jimmy Kimmel Drops By Atlanta's WSB To Publicize New Time Slot - Posted December 4, 2012
Jimmy Kimmel dropped by Atlanta's ABC affiliate WSB to celebrate his show's growing ratings and to publicize its new time slot following the 11 p.m. local news in January. Kimmel's show... [TVSpy]

WSB Announces Morning Anchor Changes - Posted November 26, 2012
Linda Stouffer (pictured right) will replace Carol Sbarge (pictured left) as weekday morning anchor for Atlanta ABC affiliate ... [TVSpy]

WAGA Anchor Amanda Davis Arrested for DUI - Posted November 12, 2012
WAGA anchor Amanda Davis was arrested for DUI over the weekend after she was involved in a wrong-way car accident, the ... [TVSpy]

Erin Coleman Named 4 p.m. Co-Anchor at WSB - Posted November 5, 2012
Erin Coleman has been named co-anchor of the 4 p.m. newscast at WSB, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. Coleman will anchor alongside ... [TVSpy]

Josh Eure Joins KPNX as Assistant News Director - Posted October 19, 2012
Josh Eure is joining KPNX, the NBC affiliate in Phoenix, as assistant news director and senior content manager. Eure comes from ABC News, where he was a senior producer for "ABC News Now... []

Shae Crisson Leaves WTVD for Atlanta's WSB - Posted September 19, 2012
Shae Crisson, weekend anchor for WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, announced she's leaving the station for WSB, the ABC affiliate in Atlan... [TVSpy]

WSB Reporter Manuel Bojorquez Joins CBS News - Posted May 11, 2012
Manuel Bojorquez, a general assignment reporter at WSB in Atlanta, is joining CBS News. Bojorquez has worked at the Atlanta ABC-affiliate since 2006. In 2011, he ... [TVSpy]

RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards - Posted April 12, 2012
The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is "one o... [TVSpy]

Deborah Norville: My First Big Break - Posted March 22, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "My First Big Break," we talk to "Inside Edition" anchor Deborah Norville. Now everyone knows her as... [TVSpy]

WSB Teams Up with Beat the Traffic for iPhone App - Posted February 21, 2012
Atlanta's WSB is teaming up with Beat the Traffic, a provider of real-time traffic information, to launch an iPhone traffic app. WSB already uses Beat the Traffic's mapping func... [TVSpy]

Monica Pearson to Retire After 37 Years at WSB - Posted February 6, 2012
WSB announced today that Monica Pearson will retire in July after 37 years with the station. Pearson, who joined the Atlanta ABC-affiliate in 1975, was Atlanta's first woman and fi... [TVSpy]

WSB Names New Station Manager, News Director - Posted January 12, 2012
Management changes are coming to WSB, the ABC-affiliate in Atlanta. Marian Pittman, who has been the news director for the past five years, has been named station manager, WSB parent company Cox ... [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]

WSB's Mark Arum: 'I Am Pretty Confident The Role of Traffic Reporter on TV and Radio Is Secure' - Posted November 7, 2011
In a TVNewsCheck profile, Mark Arum, a traffic reporter at Atlanta ABC-affiliate WSB... [TVSpy]

WSB Anchor Monica Pearson: 'I Lost A Competitive Edge ... Because I Wasn't Tweeting' - Posted October 11, 2011
For veteran WSB anchor Monica Pearson, who joined the Atlanta ABC-affiliate in 1975, few things have changed the local news landscape as much as social media. In a speech at Kennesaw U... [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]

Police Arrest Suspect After He Approaches WSB News Crew During Live Shot - Posted July 19, 2011
Early Tuesday morning, police were called to an apartment complex in southeast Atlanta after a couple was spotted methodically slashing car tires around 2 a.m. Cops arrested a woman after she had turned a knife on one of the complex's residents, but her accomplice remained at large. At least until a ... [TVSpy]

WSB Meteorologist Glenn Burns: 'Weather is the Reason to Watch a Newscast' - Posted July 19, 2011
Examining the recent evolution of the TV weathercaster, a front page story in today's New York Times describes local meteorologists as community heroes that regularly save lives through accurate reporting and severe weat... [TVSpy]

WESH's Craig Lucie Hired as WSB's Weekend Anchor - Posted July 11, 2011
Reporter-anchor Craig Lucie has left Orlando's WESH for a weekend anchor spot at WSB in Atlanta. His final broadcast was la... [TVSpy]

Cox Picks Tom Raponi to Lead KTVU-KICU - Posted June 8, 2011
Tom Raponi has been named vice president and general manager of Cox Media Group's KTVU-KICU in San Francisco. Raponi has been the vice p... [TVSpy]

Changes at Cox Media Group: Bill Hoffman Named EVP, Tim McVay Succeeds Him at WSB - Posted June 1, 2011
Cox Media Group, which owns 15 stations in 11 markets, announced this week that Bill Hoffman will be the company's next executive vice president. Hoffman previously served ... [TVSpy]

In Fort Myers, WINK Replacing 'Oprah' with Newscast - Posted April 29, 2011
WINK, a CBS-affiliate in southwest Florida, is preparing a new 4 p.m. newscast to replace "Oprah" when the show leaves syndication at the end of May. WINK is the latest station to announce that it would replace "Oprah" with local news. Earlier ... [TVSpy]

White House Interview Round-Up: WSB, WXYZ, WTKR, WKYC Sit Down with Obama - Posted April 27, 2011
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ABC May Ask Affiliates to Help in Olympic Bid - Posted April 11, 2011
ABC may enlist its affiliates in an effort to land the broadcasting rights for the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics. In a closed-door meeting on Sunday, network executives discussed the possibility with the the affiliates board, suggesting that ABC stations may be called upon... [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]