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Scott Light Joins WGCL as Evening Anchor

WGCL has announced Scott Light will join Stephany Fisher and Tracye Hutchins as evening anchor for the Atlanta CBS affiliate.

“It may not be my home state of Virginia, but this move to Georgia certainly feels like coming home,” Scott said in a statement. “As a broadcaster from the south, I know Atlanta is THE headquarters for TV news.”

Scott comes from KPNX in Phoenix, AZ, where he anchored for ten years. He has also worked in Raleigh, NC, Salt Lake City and Richmond, VA.

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Tracye Hutchins to Move from Mornings To Evenings for WGCL

WGCL announced Tracye Hutchins will move from the mornings to co-anchoring the evening news with Stephany Fisher, starting in September.

“It is clear to anyone who has seen Tracye and Stephany together that they are a powerful team,” Lane Michaelsen, news director for the Meredith owned Atlanta CBS affiliate, said in a statement. “Anyone who has watched Tracye 4:30a-7am knows that she can handle every situation and do it all with a smile.”

Hutchins has been anchoring the WGCL morning news since joining the station in 2007. Before coming to WGCL, Hutchins worked at KFMB in San Diego. She’s also worked for CNN Headline News.

The station also promised it would announce one more member of the evening anchor team soon.

WGCL’s ‘Better Mornings Atlanta’ to Start Thirty Minutes Earlier

WGCL will add a 4:30am newscast to its “Better Mornings Atlanta” show.

A spokesperson for the Atlanta CBS affiliate told TVSpy the show will debut August 12, to coincide with the start of the new school year.

The show will be anchored by the current team of Tracye Hutchins, Brandon Rudat and Jennifer Valdez.

WGCL Brings ‘Better Mornings’ to The Weekends

WGCL, Atlanta’s CBS affiliate will be expanding its “Better Mornings” show to the weekends, according to ajc.com.

The weekend shows will feature two hosts: reporter Jocelyn Connell and Paul Ossmann.

Ossmann, who worked at WXIA-TV and WAGA-TV over 24 years, is currently serving as the weekend meteorologist for CBS Atlanta. He used to host “Good Day Atlanta” on WAGA-TV from 1992 to 1998.

The pair do not know each other well but Ossmann, who has worked at CBS Atlanta since January, said she’s “very bubbly, very friendly.” She has filled in for Tracye Hutchins, the host for the weekday “Better Mornings.”

The new show begins tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. and will air at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

In Snowy Atlanta, Affiliates Stick with Local News Instead of Network Morning Shows

Stations in Atlanta ran extended news coverage Monday morning as an overnight snowstorm and below-freezing temperatures led to school closings and dangerous driving conditions. The market’s NBC, CBS, and ABC affiliates stayed with local news coverage through the morning, preempting the network morning shows.

NBC-affiliate WXIA operated a telethon-like hotline to which local viewers could call in with questions related to the storm, from driving conditions to employment laws regarding taking a day off due to severe weather. Jill Becker and Karyn Greer anchored the extended newscast with meteorologist Chesley McNeil providing regular weather updates. Keith Whitney reported from Carroll County, east of Atlanta, which was one of the first areas to see snow in the early morning. Whitney used an icy bottle of water to show the below-freezing temperatures.

At ABC-affiliate WSB, morning meteorologist Karen Minton reported on the mix of snow and sleet hitting Atlanta while Mark Arum provided updates on the messy road conditions for morning commuters. Minton was also aided by meteorologist David Chandley, who would continue to track the storm throughout the day. Anchor Fred Blankenship provided regular storm-related news updates, including canceled flights to and from Atlanta. At one point, reporter Richard Belcher compiled a slideshow of photos sent in by viewers showing the area’s snow cover.

Tracye Hutchins and Brandon Rudat anchored CBS-affiliate WGCL‘s extended coverage. Weekend meteorologist Justin Lock was out on the street, reporting on weather conditions and speaking with those brave enough to venture out of their homes. Jennifer Valdez, WGCL’s morning meteorologist, updated viewers on the morning forecast as well as travel conditions. Rebekka Schramm reported via Skype from inside a WGCL news truck, which had gotten stuck in the snow.