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Dawn Hobby, WALB’s New ND, Says Goodbye to Anchor Desk

Dawn Hobby, who was recently promoted to news director at WALB in Albany, Ga., said goodbye to the anchor desk Friday night.

Hobby has anchored the station’s evening newscasts alongside Ben Roberts for more than 20 years. In her final broadcast, she said her new job will keep her “very busy behind the camera” (video after the jump).

“I won’t say goodbye, just farewell, and heartfelt thanks for everyone’s support,” Hobby said. “And remember, I’m just a phone call, email, tweet or Facebook message away!” Video inside… Read more

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Raycom Names New GM at WLOX, New ND at WALB

There are changes coming to the executive ranks at two Raycom stations: WLOX in Biloxi, Miss. and WALB in Albany, Ga.

Rick Williams, who has been news director at WALB for 22 years, will become vice president and general manager of WLOX on January 14.

“Rick’s industry knowledge and participation in the Raycom Leadership Class has prepared him for this expanded role within Raycom as the next leader for WLOX,” Raycom SVP of Television Leon Long said in a statement. “I am most impressed with his passion and leadership skills and look forward to working with him at this important station to our company. ”

Williams replaces David Vincent, who will retire this month after 35 years at WLOX.

Dawn Hobby will step into the news director role at WALB. She is currently the assistant news director and the anchor of the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. Read more