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After a Week in the Hospital, Robin Roberts Interviewed by Her Sister, WWL’s Sally-Ann Roberts

After spending a week in the hospital because of a virus, “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts was interviewed this weekend by her sister, WWL anchor Sally-Ann Roberts.

“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.”

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.

WWL in New Orleans Unveils New Set

Viewers of WWL in New Orleans may have noticed a new look to the station.  The Belo owned CBS affiliate has a new set designed by FX Design Group.

In keeping with the sets FX Design Group built for CBS O&O WCCO in Minneapolis and CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, WWL’s new set makes use of windows, brick, and frosted plexiglass to add depth.

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 Ramsey to Lead Belo’s WVEC

Brad Ramsey has been named president and general manager of Belo’s Hampton Roads ABC affiliate, WVEC.

He comes from WCAV-WVAW-WAHU in Charlottsville, VA where was was vice president and general manager.  He succeeds Tod Smith who was tapped by Belo to run its New Orleans duopoly, WWL-WUPL.

“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.

ABC’s Robin Roberts Released From the Hospital With WWL’s Sally-Ann Roberts By Her Side

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts has been released from the hospital three weeks after receiving a bone marrow transplant from her sister, WWL morning anchor Sally-Ann Roberts.

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

Alexandra Cranford Heads to WWL in New Orleans

Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford is leaving Shreveport for New Orleans’ CBS affiliate, WWL, Arkansas TV News is reporting.

Cranford, who joined KTBS in October 2011, will fill the spot left by meteorologist Jonathan Myers‘ August departure for WBFF in Baltimore.

Fans of Cranford left goodbye messages on her facebook page saying how much they would miss her.

ABC’s Robin Roberts Receives Bone Marrow Transplant From Her Sister, WWL’s Sally-Ann Roberts

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is getting a bone marrow transplant from her sister, WWL morning anchor Sally-Ann Roberts, today.

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

Triston Sanders Named Assistant ND at WWL

Triston Sanders is joining WWL, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans, as assistant news director next month.

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

WWL Celebrates 55 Years On the Air in New Orleans

New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the date it began broadcasting, September 7, 1957.

The station has assembled a photo gallery of its most famous anchors, including this one of Bill Elder, who anchored WWL’s 5 p.m. newscast for more than three decades.

“Thank you for watching and supporting us all these years and for many years to come!” the station said in a statement.

Mother of Robin and Sally-Ann Roberts Passes Away

Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of WWL anchor Sally-Ann Roberts and “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, died yesterday in Mississippi. She was 88.

Despite the effects of Hurricane Issac to south Louisiana and Mississippi, both the Roberts sisters were able to travel to the Gulf Coast to be with her mother before she died.

Robin will be off from “GMA” in the coming months as she undergoes a bone marrow transplant to treat her MDS. Sally-Ann, who is Robin’s donor, was in New York with her sister this week as the pair undergoes final preparations for the procedure.

New Orleans Meteorologists Jonathan Myers, Dawn Brown Headed to Baltimore

Husband-and-wife meteorologists Jonathan Myers and Dawn Brown are leaving New Orleans for Baltimore.

Myers will join WBFF, the Fox-affiliate in Baltimore, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. In New Orleans, Myers works at CBS-affiliated WWL and and Brown works at Fox-affiliate WVUE. The couple had their first child last month, and Brown will stay at home with him, at least temporarily.

“We love New Orleans. It was probably the most difficult decision we have ever made,” Myers told the Times-Picayune. “We love the people here. We love the support we’ve had. We love the city, and we may be back someday.”

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