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Atlanta Stations Cover CNN After Car Drives into Network’s Lobby

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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 ready to be pulled onto a flatbed. The only thing left by that time was to figure out the how and the why. Here’s how the stations reacted initially:

WGCL, the Meredith owned CBS affiliate, claimed to be first on the scene. Anchors Michelle Burdo and Frank Wiley teased the story off the top of the 5:00 a.m. news and went live to Rebecca Schramm at 5:03. She told viewers she heard from the security guards at the scene unconfirmed reports that the driver may have been drunk.

WSB, the ABC affiliate, did something interesting by teasing the story off the top the 5:00 a.m. show with video taken from instagram showing the car in the lobby. A couple of minutes later, the station went live to Liz Artz showing pretty much the same video everyone else was showing: the car on a side street being towed.

Artz said she had spoken to a taxi driver who told her he saw the whole thing. He said the car had driven up onto the sidewalk at the Omni Hotel next door, driven down the sidewalk and straight into the CNN building. She told viewers the taxi driver said he saw police taking the driver away.

WXIA, the NBC affiliate, used traffic reporter Crash Clark at 5:11 a.m. in studio to toss to video of the car still in the lobby. He promised more details to come.

WAGA, the FOX owned station, went at 5:32 a.m.. Good Day anchor Karen Graham tossed to Carolyn Ryan at the scene. Ryan reported a man and a woman had been in the car. She said the man was missing, but the woman, who they showed on camera, was still on scene. Ryan said the woman refused to speak to the station.

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On the Move, 1/8/13

Tanja Babich joins WLS in Chicago as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Babich was previously the morning anchor at WSYR in Syracuse.

Kelcey Carson joins KMSP, the Fox owned station in Minneapolis, as a weeknight anchor. Carson comes from Raleigh, where she was a morning anchor at WRAL.

Meteorologist Angela Buchman joins WTHR in Indianapolis from rival WISH.

Ken Molestina joins KTVT in Dallas as a weekend anchor. He previously was a reporter at WUSA in Washington, D.C.

Frank Wiley joins WGCL in Atlanta as weekday morning anchor. Wiley comes from KOKI in Tulsa.

Journalists in this post are represented by Willinger Talent Agency.

To report a move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”

Frank Wiley Named Morning Anchor at WGCL

frank wileyFrank 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 Atlanta has found the right morning anchor,” news director Lane Michaelsen said in a statement. “Frank’s skills and personality make him the perfect fit for CBS Atlanta 4:30-7am.”

Wiley comes from Tulsa, where he was the weekend evening anchor at Fox affiliate KOKI. Before that, he worked at KSDK in St. Louis, KFSM in Fayetteville, Ark. and KSWO in Lawton, Okla.

Wiley replaces Brandon Rudat, who left WGCL earlier this year.

On the Move, 1/11/11

Christina Loren headed back to her native California to become the morning meteorologist for KNTV, the NBC-owned station in the San Francisco Bay Area, after 3 years at Miami’s WFOR.

Baron James joined WPLG in Miami as its weekday morning anchor. Previously, he was an anchor-reporter at KDFW in Dallas.

Nelly Carreno joins New England Cable News in Boston as a meteorologist.  Previously, she was a meteorologist and entertainment host for WSNS, the Telemundo station in Chicago.

Ken Molestina makes an 88 market leap from El Paso, Texas, where he was a reporter at KVIA, to reporter at WUSA in Washington, D.C.

Chris Miller is now the weekend sports anchor at KOMO in Seattle.  He moves from KESQ in Palm Springs where he was the sports director.
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