Poteau was the morning anchor from 2004 to 2006. “We are very excited to have Maggie back on our team,” WBMA president and general manager Mike Murphy said in a statement. “She brings a lot of experience and energy to our morning newscasts.”
Poteau will replace Pam Huff — her former morning co-anchor — on “Good Morning Alabama.” Huff, who has been on the morning show for more than 12 years, will anchor a new 4 p.m. show that will replace “The Oprah Winfrey Show” this fall. Poteau will co-anchor with Yenu Wodajo, who has been the WBMA morning anchor since 2008.