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Former WWBT Anchor Gene Cox Joins Rival WRIC

Gene Cox is returning to Richmond local television this summer, Richmond Magazine reports.

Cox signed off from WWBT last year after 33 years at the NBC-affiliate. Since then, he has been sitting out a noncompete clause in his contract. He will begin at ABC-affiliate WRIC on a temporary basis beginning August 1.

“I’m laying myself out there,” he told Richmond Magazine. “It’s up to them, and it’s up to me. If it clicks, I’d like to stay.”

Cox will co-anchor the 5:30 p.m. newscast with Amy Lacey. He replaces Christina Feerick, who will remain at the anchor desk for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. [h/t NewsBlues]

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