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Jacki Jing Named Co-Anchor of ‘Good Morning New Orleans’ on WGNO

Jacki-Jin2WGNO, the New Orleans ABC affiliate, has announced the addition of Jacki Jing to its news team.

Jing will co-anchor “Good Morning New Orleans” with Anne Cutler and chief meteorologist Hank Allen, weekdays from 5:00-7:00 a.m. She will also be reporting for WGNO News at 11:00 a.m.

“Jacki fell in love with New Orleans during a recent visit. She was really excited about the city’s vibe, food, culture, and tradition. Jacki’s passion for journalism and enthusiasm for New Orleans makes this a great fit,” Rick Erbach, WGNO news director, said in a statement.

Jing previously worked at Cincinnati FOX affiliate WXIX as a morning anchor and reporter.

Jing will join WGNO in early December.

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WGNO Names Hank Allen Chief Meteorologist, Hires Jeff Robbins From WPMT

Hank Allen (pictured) has been promoted to chief meteorologist at WGNO, the ABC affiliate in New Orleans. Allen’s new role is effective January 1.

“Hank has been an integral part of our weather team. Hank doesn’t scare viewers with doomsday weather forecasts,” news director Rick Erbach said in a statement. “He’s a straight shooter and he does what it takes to calmly walk viewers through severe weather events.”

Allen, who joined the station in 2007, will continue in his role as the meteorologist for the morning and 11 a.m. newscasts. He replaces Bruce Katz, who left WGNO for rival WVUE last month.

WGNO also announced the hire of meteorologist Jeff Robbins. Robbins moves to New Orleans from Harrisburg, Pa., where he worked at Fox affiliate WPMT. He begins December 2 as the meteorologist for “News with a Twist,” WGNO’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts, and the 10 p.m. newscast. Read more