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On 11/24/2021 at 8:11 PM, TheRob said:

Someone shot one of the guards KRON-TV uses to accompany its reporters. It happened in Oakland.

 

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/kron4-security-guard-shot-in-oakland/

Tragic update on the situation: 🙏

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/this-isnt-fair-friends-colleagues-remember-kron4-security-guard-killed-in-attempted-armed-robbery/

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Roberta Gonzales announced on her Instagram that she is returning to the airwaves and joining KTVU as a part time meteorologist. It’s been 4 years after she left KPIX to focus on starting her own production company. 
 

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Gray has hired Monica Pearson to host two shows on WGCL and Peachtree TV.  She is well known for her years on WSB (mostly as Monica Kaufman) until she retired in 2012.

https://www.ajc.com/life/radiotvtalk-blog/monica-pearson-joining-cbs46-peachtree-tv-to-host-two-programs/DYDXV5UYGFCNBDKF4G4VVT655Q/?outputType=amp

 

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3 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Gray has hired Monica Pearson to host two shows on WGCL and Peachtree TV.  She is well known for her years on WSB (mostly as Monica Kaufman) until she retired in 2012.

https://www.ajc.com/life/radiotvtalk-blog/monica-pearson-joining-cbs46-peachtree-tv-to-host-two-programs/DYDXV5UYGFCNBDKF4G4VVT655Q/?outputType=amp

 

And they said WGCL and WPCH wasn't Grey's Flagship stations... This is looking like they are going to make a force in the ATL!

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49 minutes ago, ColumbusNewsFan said:

And they said WGCL and WPCH wasn't Grey's Flagship stations... This is looking like they are going to make a force in the ATL!

Gray is certainly the new start that these stations (and all of the other Meredith stations) so desperately need.   And after the decades of failure in Atlanta, Gray is truly making this their hometown flagship and a focal point for their presence in Atlanta.   And by bringing Monica on board, it could be a way to finally take on WSB in the ratings and take advantage of the cost-cutting going on with Apollo and their gutting of Cox.

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1 hour ago, AaronQ said:

And WBTV got their successor for their next Chief Meteorologist when Eric Thomas retire. Congrats to Al Conklin on becoming the next chief! 

 

This needs to be said.

 

Despite being the new chief, Conklin is staying in his morning shift. So no word on who will take Thomas's evening slots.

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2 hours ago, ColumbusNewsFan said:

And they said WGCL and WPCH wasn't Grey's Flagship stations... This is looking like they are going to make a force in the ATL!

 

1 hour ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Gray is certainly the new start that these stations (and all of the other Meredith stations) so desperately need.   And after the decades of failure in Atlanta, Gray is truly making this their hometown flagship and a focal point for their presence in Atlanta.   And by bringing Monica on board, it could be a way to finally take on WSB in the ratings and take advantage of the cost-cutting going on with Apollo and their gutting of Cox.

I'm shocked that CBS46 was able to snag Monica, because at 74 I would think she would have enjoyed her retirement, but reading Rodney Ho article. WSB-TV wouldn't do any specials-which I'm scratching my head.

 

Cox has to get their act together, because Apollo-is really hurting once a top broadcasting company. I truly hope Hearst would snag those Cox stations.

 

You have to give Gray credit for everything, because Gray is making moves, and everything that Gray is investing in. Cox should have done that along time ago. I just don't understand why Cox desperately wanted to get out of the media business.  WSB, WFTV, and (when they did owned KTVU) were the 3 biggest revenue stations in the company chain.

 

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Gray's first order of business after acquiring WGCL/WPCH (among the other Meredith stations) was to get a legendary local name, and Monica Pearson was it.

 

As for WSB? I think the recent death of their lead female anchor Jovita Moore (Don Farmer, Justin's dad who anchored alongside Monica in the '80s and '90s, died this past spring) in addition to the cost-cutting at Apollo is already hurting them, and that will be reflected in the ratings. Expect WAGA and WGCL to fight it out for #1, with WSB cutting their 6:00 news to a half-hour (so that Atlantans would be flipping between ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and CBS Evening News at 6:30) and WSB Tonight becoming the Action News Nightbeat once again; in addition, I could see Richard Belcher finally hanging it up after nearly 50 years.

 

If it already happened in New Orleans (with WWL relinquishing their longtime #1 status to WVUE, now WGCL's sister station), it could here.

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2 hours ago, johnnya2k6 said:

Gray's first order of business after acquiring WGCL/WPCH (among the other Meredith stations) was to get a legendary local name, and Monica Pearson was it.

 

As for WSB? I think the recent death of their lead female anchor Jovita Moore (Don Farmer, Justin's dad who anchored alongside Monica in the '80s and '90s, died this past spring) in addition to the cost-cutting at Apollo is already hurting them, and that will be reflected in the ratings. Expect WAGA and WGCL to fight it out for #1, with WSB cutting their 6:00 news to a half-hour (so that Atlantans would be flipping between ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and CBS Evening News at 6:30) and WSB Tonight becoming the Action News Nightbeat once again; in addition, I could see Richard Belcher finally hanging it up after nearly 50 years.

 

If it already happened in New Orleans (with WWL relinquishing their longtime #1 status to WVUE, now WGCL's sister station), it could here.

 

With WXIA a distant fourth, taking the role of WGNO in New Orleans? You're right, things can adjust based on how stations manage themselves.

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On 12/8/2021 at 10:01 PM, Nelson R. said:

 What would they put at 7? A newscast? Would they get Inside Edition from WXIA?

Inside Edition's now on WPCH at 10:00 pm; and besides, WXIA and WSB already had it some years ago (as well as WAGA and WGCL).

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Monica’s 2 shows will be on Peachtree TV. The article specifically says she will not appear on WGCL’s news programming because she is keeping her deals to appear in TV commercials for various local firms. So, to all the WGCL cheerleaders, just how exactly does this announcement help WGCL? Answer: It doesn’t. 

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4 minutes ago, Greggo said:

Monica’s 2 shows will be on Peachtree TV. The article specifically says she will not appear on WGCL’s news programming because she is keeping her deals to appear in TV commercials for various local firms. So, to all the WGCL cheerleaders, just how exactly does this announcement help WGCL? Answer: It doesn’t. 

Promos and surrounding content will still appear on 46 unless the commercial deals are that strict, and 17 and 46 have a shared website. And if the interview has news interest, they simply have to ask her if it's okay to mention or show it on 46.

 

For reference...46's PR about it.

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Well KJRH’S Mike Brooks evening anchor is no longer with the station not sure if he left on his own or was forced out.  He posted on his bio on Twitter “Former evening news anchor and budding YouTuber”

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23 minutes ago, ScottSchell said:

Well KJRH’S Mike Brooks evening anchor is no longer with the station not sure if he left on his own or was forced out.  He posted on his bio on Twitter “Former evening news anchor and budding YouTuber”

December 1 was the Scripps vaccine deadline, so that would probably be the answer unless there's another reason to be found.

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