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Atlanta’s WGCL Makes Changes to Weekend Morning News

Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL is moving up its Saturday morning news show and expanding it by an hour beginning tomorrow.

“In adding people, adding content and adding news times, CBS Atlanta continues its commitment to the community,” WGCL news director Lane Michaelsen said in a statement. “Our new expanding Saturday morning is designed to fit in with your morning routine: What’s the news, what’s the weather and what’s there to do.”

“CBS Atlanta News Saturday” will air from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. with Jocelyn Connell and meteorologist Paul Ossmann continuing to anchor the show which previously aired from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

CBS network’s Saturday News will now air from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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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.

Meteorologist Paul Ossmann Joins WGCL, His Third Atlanta Station

Meteorologist Paul Ossmann, a 24-year veteran of the Atlanta market, has joined CBS-affiliate WGCL.

Ossmann was chief meteorologist at WXIA, where he worked for over a decade, when the NBC-affiliate decided to let his contract expire last year.  Before WXIA, Ossmann worked at Atlanta’s Fox station, WAGA.

“We’re happy to add Paul’s experience and expertise to an already strong team of meteorologists,” WGCL news director Eric Ludgood said, in announcing the hiring.  “This further cements our commitment to providing the most comprehensive television weather coverage in Georgia.” Read more

Now, It’s Official: Mike Francis Named Chief Meteorologist at WXIA

Okay, now it’s official: Mike Francis has been named chief meteorologist at Atlanta’s WXIA.

Earlier this month, KARK, Francis’s now-former station, jumped the gun in announcing that the veteran meteorologist had landed a job in the #8 market. In reality, Francis’s agent was still finalizing the WXIA deal. But now the Gannett-owned NBC-affiliate has announced that Francis is indeed joining the station.

“Mike Francis is one of the most well respected and knowledgeable meteorologists in the country,” said WXIA VP of News Ellen Crooke, in announcing the hiring. “He is such a perfect fit for us. His years of storm chasing have given him incredible insight into the way storms behave and I’m proud to have him lead our team.”

Francis, who spent the past decade at KARK, is replacing Paul Ossmann, who will be leaving WXIA later this month. Read more

Veteran Meteorologist Paul Ossmann Rumored to Be On His Way Out at WXIA

Meteorologist Paul Ossmann is rumored to be leaving Atlanta’s WXIA after 12 years with the NBC-affiliate.

Ossmann has been a fixture on Atlanta TV for over two decades.  Before joining WXIA, Ossmann spent more than 10 years with Fox-affiliate WAGA, where he helped launch the station’s morning newscast.

A source has told Rodney Ho of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that  Ossmann’s contract will not be renewed, although he is expected to stay on through the spring.

Ossmann is currently WXIA’s chief meteorologist, appearing on the station’s 6, 7, and 11 p.m. newscasts.

According to his WXIA bio, Ossmann is 102.