“I have decided not to renew my contract with the station. I am newly engaged and leaving the station to pursue other career opportunities within the television business,” Lake told TVSpy. “Over the past ten years I have grown professionally and enjoyed delivering news to Central Georgia viewers. While it has been a difficult decision to leave FOX24/WGXA, I am excited about other career opportunities within the television industry.”
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WWL anchor Sally-Ann Roberts interviewed her sister, “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, over the weekend. The 14-minute interview (video above) took place at a New York City hospital, where Robin was battling a virus last week, and aired on WWL Monday evening.
Robin underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat her MDS in September. Sally-Ann, the morning anchor at the New Orleans CBS affiliate, was Robin’s donor.
“You gave me life,” Robin told Sally-Ann in the interview. “I look at it as a clean slate. And how many people can say, at this point in their lives, that they get a do-over? That they get a chance to start again? And that’s how I feel.”
“I was so happy that I was able to spend this weekend with my sister Robin. I was in New York for just a little while and we had a great conversation,” Sally-Ann Roberts said Monday on WWL’s morning newscast. “Robin talked about where she is now in her recovery after receiving my stem cells and a bone marrow transplant. And besides the great work of her doctors, she gives one key reason for why she feels she’s making great strides.”
- Related, TVNewser: Robin Roberts, Hospitalized for a Week with a Virus, Returns Home
The interview will air on WWL’s 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts tonight. Portions of it will also air on “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning.
The station has a gallery of photos showing the anchors rehearsing on the set [click here to view], plus a 360 interactive video walk through [click here to view]. After the jump you can see a few images from Newscast Studio’s website Read more
“Brad is an up-and-coming leader in the television industry who has delivered consistent revenue and ratings growth in his previous positions,” said Kathy Clements, Belo’s senior vice president of media operations in a statement posted to the company’s website. “His experience in the Virginia marketplace will be a significant asset to WVEC.”
Ramsey began his career as an anchor/reporter for WHSV before working his way up to vice president and general manager of the Winchester, VA ABC affiliate.
His first day will be November 5.
Robin Roberts’ homecoming was chronicled in a video on “Good Morning America” Thursday. She was accompanied home by Sally-Ann Roberts and a third sister, Dorothy Roberts.
“Never lose your sense of ‘I can do this,’” Sally-Ann told Robin. “All things are possible.” Video is after the jump… Read more
Fans of Cranford left goodbye messages on her facebook page saying how much they would miss her.
Sally-Ann has been in New York this week with a third Roberts sister, Dorothy, to be with Robin, who suffers from a rare blood disorder as a result of her treatment for breast cancer in 2007. Sally-Ann posted an update on her Facebook page this morning:
September 20th is a new date to mark on the Roberts family calendar. This is Robin’s birthday! This morning Dorothy and I will witness Robin get stem cells that once lived inside me to move to their new residence. They’re moving on up!
“Good Morning America” aired a taped message from Roberts this morning. Watch it after the jump… Read more
Sanders joins WWL from WCTV in Tallahassee, where she has been the news director since 2010. She has also worked at WINK in Fort Myers, WWSB in Sarasota, WFLA in Tampa, WSVN in Miami and WPBF in West Palm Beach.
In a memo to WWL staffers, executive news director Bill Siegel praised Sanders’ leadership at WCTV, noting “her experience with social media and emerging technologies fits perfectly with the direction we are moving as a digital news organization.” Read more
New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the date it began broadcasting, September 7, 1957.
“Thank you for watching and supporting us all these years and for many years to come!” the station said in a statement.