Before WXIA, Hall worked at WBIR, the NBC affiliate in Knoxville. [h/t Access Atlanta]
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“Hello friends, I want you to be among the first to know that I have decided to leave WXIA-TV at the end of the year,” Hall announced on his facebook page. “We haven’t decided what’s next, or where. Why? It’s time to be a free agent and see what’s out there, any ideas?”
Hall started at WXIA in January 2006. Before coming to Atlanta he worked at WBIR in Knoxville, TN. He’s also worked in Goodland, Wichita, Lawrence and Topeka, KS.
Hollywood films often use actors to portray TV anchors, reporters and photographers but sometimes they hire the real deal. When Denzel Washington‘s new film “Flight” shot around the Atlanta area, WXIA‘s Ted Hall was lucky enough get a very brief flash of fame. 15 minutes? Try 15 frames.
“So quick,” Hall told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his brief cameo, “I could tell it was my tie and voice but didn’t register my face.”
The morning anchor for the Atlanta NBC affiliate told the Journal-Constitution when he watched the movie, he thought his part had been cut. But after sticking around till the end, he saw himself in a quick flash as Washington’s character William “Whip” Whitaker is flipping through channels in his Atlanta hotel room.
Hall added, “That half second was a bonus.” You can watch the movie’s trailer after the jump. Read more
For the past three years, Morgan has been a reporter at NBC owned-and-operated WNBC in New York City. He will start at WXIA in early January.
Morgan will co-anchor WXIA’s 6 p.m. newscast with Brenda Wood, who has been anchoring the program solo since Ted Hall moved to mornings in August. Morgan will also be reporting for the 11 p.m. newscast.
“DeMarco is a tenacious and aggressive reporter and an engaging and effective news anchor that makes it his mission to be involved with the community he serves,” WXIA vice president of news and information Ellen Crooke said in a statement.
Just a day after the announcement that Ted Hall would leave his post as 11 p.m. anchor for WXIA‘s morning show, the station said it has hired Bloomberg TV’s Melissa Long as part of an expansion effort across its evening newscasts.
Long, who worked in Atlanta as an anchor for CNN and HLN from 2005 to 2010, will co-anchor a re-branded 10 p.m. newscast with Jeff Hullinger.
“People want better, deeper content and at 11Alive, we are creating a culture to do just that,” said vice president of news Ellen Crooke.
WXIA’s 6 p.m and 11 p.m. anchor Brenda Wood will anchor the evening news solo going forward, the station said. Long and Hullinger will participate as contributors. The station is looking to add an additional anchor to their evening news team to co-anchor the 6 p.m. news with Wood.
The Atlanta NBC affiliate announced today that Hall will replace veteran morning anchor Jill Becker when she retires in August. Hall, who is currently the evening anchor, has been testing out the earlier time slot in the months since Becker announced her retirement.
“As soon as I filled in on the morning show, I knew it was the right fit,” Hall said. “The positives are many. There’s more time with my family, [and] a fun, high energy show that will give me a chance to help people and really show a different side of my personality. The negative? Replacing someone as skilled as Jill Becker.”
Becker, who has been WXIA’s morning anchor for 22 years, said she approved of her replacement. “He’s one of my favorite people, personally and professionally,” she said. “I’ll be watching!”