Before WXIA, Hall worked at WBIR, the NBC affiliate in Knoxville. [h/t Access Atlanta]
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WXIA’s former “Commuter Dude,” John Gerard, recently moved to sister station WATL as the promotion manager. Carnes, who has worked at WXIA since 1988, will be the “Commuter Dude” at least through the end of the year, according to a post on his Facebook page.
“I will be working early mornings working to fix commuter problems– potholes, missing traffic signs, awkward intersections, and the like. I’ll be holding public officials accountable when these issues linger,” Carnes wrote. “I’m nervous and enthusiastic and eager to get started.”
Ho reports WXIA is in the middle of a nationwide search for a permanent replacement.
“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.
Kalil said that complications from brain surgery 13 years ago make it difficult for him to anchor sports on the evening newscasts, a role he has held for 22 years.
“Reading the prompter has never been a lot of fun for me. Before I could remember what I was supposed to say. Now I can’t remember what I was supposed to say,” he said Tuesday on the evening newscast (video above). “It stinks. It stinks. It’s tough. It really is. I can’t tell you how hard it is to go out there and after every single show to think well, I did something — there’s something I can’t do now. I used to be able to do all this stuff in my sleep.” Read more
Atlanta stations broke into regular programming this afternoon after at least one gunshot was fired at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, a charter elementary school in DeKalb County.
ABC affiliate WSB was the first station to report the news at 1:13pmET. Fox O&O WAGA broke in to afternoon programming at 1:19pmET, with CBS affiliate WGCL following at 1:20pmET. NBC affiliate WXIA reported the news at 1:26pmET.
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All four stations were careful in describing the situation, as there was initial confusion about whether shots had been fired. WSB’s Carol Sbarge said there had been “some sort of police incident” at the school, while WAGA’s Lisa Rayam reported a “heavy police presence” after reports of a “man sitting in the front office with a gun.” On WGCL, Jeff Chirico also referred to the unfolding news as an “incident,” and WXIA’s Jaye Watson reported a 911 call “of shots fired at this elementary school.”
“I am greatly embarrassed for my actions early Sunday morning,” said Duncan in a statement posted to the station website. “I have been reminded — in a very difficult way – that any amount of alcohol can impair us. I take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my fans, our community, and my 11Alive family.”
WXIA added, “We are relieved that no one was injured and will be giving Elle the time she needs to deal with this personal incident.” Read more
“The reason I wanted to make my diagnosis public is because I found the lump three months after a clear mammogram,” Hoff told former WXIA colleague Stacey Elgin. “I feel like it’s almost my responsibility to share that with other women.” [h/t NewsBlues]
During his time at WGCL, Ludgood served as news director and as executive producer. He is a former vice president of CNN International who has also worked at WNCN in Raleigh, WXIA in Atlanta and WTVM in Columbus, Ga.
Ludgood begins Tuesday at the Fox O&O.
At least one person is dead after a tornado touched down in Adairsville, Ga., Wednesday afternoon. Footage of the tornado was captured by WSB reporter Ross Cavitt, who had just arrived on the scene and was reporting from about a quarter mile away (video above).
All four Atlanta stations — ABC affiliate WSB, CBS affiliate WGCL, NBC affiliate WXIA and Fox O&O WAGA — have been in continuing coverage of the severe weather for several hours. The area remains under a severe thunderstorm warning. [via CNN]
WXIA said the new and cleaner design was the result of viewer feedback. The look is based on the new graphics package station owner Gannett began rolling out a few weeks ago at all of its stations.
WXIA anchor Brenda Wood took viewers through the changes in a video you can watch after the jump. The new package also includes new music called, “This is Home.”
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