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Julie Luck Joins WFMY as Evening Anchor

WFMY has announced Julie Luck will join Frank Mickens as co-anchor for the Gannett-owned Greensboro, NC, CBS affiliate’s evening news.

“Julie Luck is beloved here, a wonderful person, a hugely popular personality and focused journalist,” said WFMY president and general manager Larry Audas. “WFMY News 2 went from very good to great when she walked in the door.”

Luck will replace Tanya Rivera who will launch “2 Wants to Know,” a daily show airing at 5:30 p.m. the station says “will solve viewer problems, get answers and genuinely help people in these tough times.”

Luck’s first day of anchoring the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news will be Thursday, April 25. Read more

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WFMY: ‘We’re Tired of the Cookie-Cutter, Formulaic, This Is How It’s Always Been Done Television News’

WFMY, the CBS-affiliate in Greensboro, is set to launch a revamped “News 2.0″ in high-definition this weekend.

The station is running promos featuring a focus group (watch above) for the updated newscasts, which will debut at on the evening news this Sunday. “We feel what you’re feeling, and that’s why we’re going to make a difference,” anchor Frank Mickens says, noting the station is through with “cookie-cutter” newscasts. “It’s done. Over with. Say bye.” Read more

WFMY Moves Anchor Tanya Rivera from Mornings to Evenings

WFMY in Greensboro, NC is moving Tanya Rivera from mornings to anchor the CBS-affiliate’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.  Rivera made the announcement on-air this morning. Here’s the video…

Rivera has been with WFMY for nine years, filling a bunch of different roles in the station’s newsroom, and now she’s being rewarded for her efforts.

“One of the best parts of my job is having a perfect opportunity to recognize and reward people who work hard and make a difference to our team and to our viewers,” said WFMY’s news director Bob Clinkingbeard. “She has earned it–through hard work, willingness to do what it takes to win, through solid and fair journalism, and being an appreciated team member and a respected leader.” Read more