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This is a list of past and present personalities from WXIA-TV, the Gannett owned NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia.


Current on-air staff

Anchors

  • Jill Becker - weekdays 5 am-7 am and noon
  • Karyn Greer - weekdays 5 am-7 am and noon
  • Ted Hall - weeknights at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 11 pm (10 pm on WATL-TV)
  • Valerie Hoff - weekend mornings 9 am-10 am
  • Christine Pullara - Atlanta & Company host
  • Keith Whitney - weekend evenings at 6 pm and 11 pm (10 pm on WATL-TV)
  • Brenda Wood - weeknights at 6 pm, 7 pm and 11 pm (10 pm on WATL-TV)

Weather

  • Chris Holcomb (CBM) - weekends 9 am-10 am, 6 pm and 11 pm (10 pm on WATL-TV)
  • Cheryl Lemke, AMS & NWA - meteorologist/weather producer
  • Paul Ossmann (NWA) - weeknights at 6 pm, 7 pm and 11 pm (10 pm on WATL-TV)
  • Chesley McNeil (AMS & NWA) - weekdays 4:30 am-7 am and noon

Sports

  • Sam Crenshaw - weekends 6 pm and 11 pm and sports reporter (10PM on WATL-TV)
  • Fred Kalil - weeknights 6 pm, 7 pm and 11 pm (10 pm on WATL-TV)
  • Randy Waters - Sports reporter/Fill-In Sports anchor

Hosts

  • Christine Pullara - Atlanta & Company host

Reporters

Traffic

  • Jim Basile - Weekdays
  • Esther Capsino - Sundays
  • John Gerard - Commuter Dude
  • Rob Langer - Saturdays

Center for Investigative Action (CIA)

  • Shawn Hoder
  • Ross McLaughlin

General Assignment Reporters

  • Jeff Hullinger
  • Jerry Carnes
  • Paul Crawley
  • Duffie Dixon
  • Conn Jackson - Contributor (Atlanta & Company)
  • Michael King - Producer and 11Alive.com reporter
  • Jennifer Leslie
  • Bill Liss - Consumer and Business Editor
  • Donna Lowry - Education Reporter
  • Evelyn Mims - Contributor (Atlanta & Company)
  • Matt Pearl
  • Dr. Sujatha Reddy - Health Reporter
  • Doug Richards
  • Kevin Rowson
  • Jon Shirek
  • Robyn Freedman Spizman [1] - Contributor
  • Chris Sweigart - Web Producer and 11Alive.com reporter
  • Jaye Watson *
  • Julie Wolfe
  • denotes substitute anchor

Former on-air staff

  • Roz Abrams - Anchor/Reporter (1972-1980, last seen at WCBS-TV, and believed to no longer be in the TV business)
  • Steve Adamson - Weekend Meteorologist (1999-2009, now Meteorologist at KSBY-TV in Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Mary Ann Ahern - Reporter (1985-1989, now at WMAQ-TV in Chicago)
  • Brian Albrecht - Meteorologist (1993-1996, previously worked for KHQ-TV in Spokane, WA from 2000-2009. Now currently a director for St. John's Lutheran Church in Spokane, WA)
  • Silas "SiMan Baby" Alexander - Peachtree Morning Field Contributor 1997-2000 (now at Majic 107.5/97.5
  • Steve Aveson - "Noonday" Co-Host (1994-1997, now at WPRI-TV/WNAC-TV in Providence)
  • Cathy Ballou - Morning Meteorologist/"Peachtree Morning" Road Warrior (1996-1999)
  • Alicia Barnes - General Assignment Reporter (2003-2005, now at WOLO-TV in Columbia)
  • Ron Becker, Anchor (1972-1976)
  • Johnny Beckman - Meteorologist (1982-1994, retired)
  • Rick Blalock, General Assignment Reporter (?)
  • Neal Boortz, "Hello Georgia" Co-Host (?, now with WSB-AM, and the syndicated The Neal Boortz Show)
  • Steve Browne - Meteorologist (1976-1990, now at KSAT-TV in San Antonio)
  • Ellen Bryan, Anchor/Reporter (1980s)
  • Carmen Burns, Anchor/Reporter/"Peachtree Morning" Co-Host (1984-2000, now a communications coach)
  • Ellen Burstien McFarlane, Anchor/Reporter (1970s, deceased)
  • Ryan Cameron, "Atlanta & Company" Co-Host (2005-2007)
  • John Cater, free-lance reporter (2008, deceased)
  • Rebecca Chase - Reporter (1977-1979)
  • Joie Chen, Anchor/Reporter (1985-1991, now at CBS News)
  • Renee Chenault-Fattah, Anchor/Reporter (1989-1991, now at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia)
  • Tom Clark, "Peachtree Morning" Co-Host (1997-1998)
  • Tiffany Cochran, Weekend Anchor & Reporter (1997-2007)
  • Neil Craig - Weekend Anchor (early 1970s), Reporter, Assignment Editor (1971-2003, deceased)
  • Virgil Dominic, Anchor (1972-1976)
  • Dennis Douda, Anchor/Reporter (1995-1998, now at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis)
  • Maynard Eaton, Reporter (1977-85)
  • Art Eckman, Sports Anchor/Reporter (1978-1991)
  • Bruce Erion, Skycam Pilot/Reporter (1982-1999, now with Rescue Air 1 air ambulance service at Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field)
  • Doug Evans, General Assignment Reporter (1991-1993, now at WAGA-TV)
  • Holly Firfer, "Atlanta & Company" Co-Host (2005-2009)
  • Joe Flanagan - Weather Anchor/Feature Reporter (1976-1980, now at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, VA)
  • Kay Flowers, Reporter/Fill-In Anchor (1988-2006)
  • Beth Galvin, General Assignment Reporter (1994-1996, now at WAGA-TV)
  • Barbara Gauthier, Anchor/Reporter (1996-2000, now at WTVM-TV in Columbus, Ga.)
  • David Grant - Weather Anchor (1972-1975)
  • Jim Huber - Sports Anchor/Reporter (1977-1984)
  • Patricia Hunte - Anchor/"11 Alive at 5" co-host (1984-1993)
  • Gail Janus, Meteorologist (1976-1979) (now Gail Kreher)
  • Josh Johnson, Fill-In Meteorologist/Weather Producer (?-2008) Now at WSFA-TV
  • Kurt Kalbach, Skycam Pilot/Reporter (?)
  • Tricia Kean, Anchor/Reporter (1992-1998, now at KTNV-TV in Las Vegas)
  • Arch Kennedy, Meteorologist (1996-1999, now at WZTV-TV in Nashville)
  • Kimberley Kennedy, Anchor/Reporter (1993-1997), moved to WSB-TV until 2009
  • Kerry Kilbride - Anchor (1985-1989, last seen at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and believed to no longer be in the TV business)
  • Catherine Kim - Anchor/Reporter (2006-2010)
  • Ellen Kolodziej, Special Assignments Reporter (?, , formerly of WGCL-TV, now at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia)
  • Mike Landess, Anchor/Reporter (1994-1997, now at KMGH-TV in Denver)
  • Yetta Levitt - "Noonday" host (1983-1987)
  • Ashley McDonald, Weather Producer and fill-in meteorologist in 2009-2010. She returned to WAKA (CBS 8 News) in Montgomery, AL.
  • Ken MacLeod - Anchor/Reporter (1982-1990, now at WBZ-TV in Boston)
  • Walt Maciborski, Weekend Evening Anchor/Reporter (2000-2005, now at KDAF-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth)
  • Roger Manis, Sports Director/Reporter/Anchor (2000-2006)
  • Suzanne Marques, General Assignment Reporter (2004-2006, now at KTTV in Los Angeles)
  • Steve McCoy, "Noonday" co-host (1990-92)Formerly on Star 94, currently on B98.5 FM as of July 1, 2008.
  • Bonnie McLaughlin Cannon, Meteorologist (?-1996)
  • Blair Meeks, Reporter (2003-2008) (now at Jackson/Spalding PR firm in Atlanta)
  • Terri Merryman - Anchor (1991-1993, now at WSMV-TV in Nashville)
  • Dave Michaels, Anchor/Reporter (1976-1985), later with CNN
  • Steen Miles, General Assignment Reporter (1984-1999, now Georgia State Senator,in 2006 made a bid for Georgia Lieutenant Governor, but lost in the Democratic Primary, in 2008 ran for CEO of Dekalb County but lost in the primary.
  • Rebecca Erwin Miller, Meteorologist (1988-1991, later at KXAS-TV in Dallas 1991-2008, now freelancing at KDAF Dallas)
  • Russ Minshew, Meteorologist (?-1982) (deceased)
  • Chuck Moore, Anchor/Reporter (1981-1997, last seen at WNEG-TV in Toccoa, GA)
  • Kelly Morgan Mack, Anchor/Reporter (1987-1991, last seen at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles and now regards herself as "retired")
  • Andrea Nissen - Anchor/Reporter (1983-1986)
  • Royal Norman, Chief Meteorologist (1996-1999, now at KTVK-TV in Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Vernon Odom, Anchor/Reporter (1975-1976, now at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia)
  • Denis O'Hayer - Political Reporter (1998-2009)
  • Mark Pettit - Reporter (1988-1991)
  • Dean Phillips - Reporter (1991-1993)
  • Stone Phillips, Reporter (1978-1979, formerly of Dateline NBC)
  • Marc Pickard - Reporter (1988-2010) retired
  • Frank Pritchard, Traffic Reporter (?)
  • John Pruitt, Anchor/Reporter (1978-1993, now at WSB-TV)
  • Ed Reams, Reporter (1996 - 1998, now News Director at WHSV-TV)
  • Elaine Reyes, Reporter (2004-2008)
  • Clarance Reynolds, Anchor (2005-2008)
  • Deiah Riley, Anchor/Reporter (1999-2003, now at WFTS-TV in Tampa)
  • Angela Robinson, Anchor/Reporter (1994-1997, now at WPBA-TV)
  • Del Rodgers, Sports Anchor/Reporter (1986-1997, now at KCRA-TV and KQCA-TV in Sacramento)
  • Marie Ryan, Health Reporter (?)
  • Ron Sailor, "Hello Georgia" Co-Host (?, now local minister, Dacula, Ga.) His son, Walter Ronnie Sailor, Jr. is a former Georgia State Legislator
  • Harry "pothole" Samler, General Assignment Reporter (2000-2005, now at WGCL-TV)
  • Wes Sarginson - Anchor/Reporter (1997-2008)
  • Guy Sharpe - Meteorologist (1977-1996, deceased)
  • Jim Shuler, General Assignment Reporter (?, Governor's Office of Highway Safety)
  • Orleon Sidney, Freelance weather anchor (2008-2009)
  • Tom Sinkovitz - Anchor/Reporter (1984-1989, last at KRON-TV in San Francisco, now at KNTV in San Jose, CA)
  • Joby Smith - Sports Anchor/Reporter (1997-98)
  • Terri Smith - Meteorologist (1988-1991)
  • Bob Sokoler - "11 Alive at 5" and "Noonday" co-host (1990-1993)
  • Steve Somers, Sports Anchor/Reporter (1976-1978, now at WFAN in New York)
  • Flip Spiceland, Morning & Noon Weather Anchor (2001-2008)
  • Renée Starzyk, General Assignment Reporter (2000-2003, now at WGCL-TV)
  • Mike Stevens, General Assignment Reporter (2000-?)now at WEYI
  • Matt Stewart, Sports Reporter/"Peachtree Morning" Co-Host (1999-2000, now at CSS)
  • David Sullivan, Sports reporter/anchor (1976-1978), now at Lexington Ky.Urban County Government
  • Tom Sullivan, "Atlanta & Company" Co-Host (2007-2009)
  • Mary Rose Taylor - Anchor/Investigative Reporter (1980s)
  • Joel Thomas, General Assignment Reporter (2000-2002, now at KTVT in Dallas)
  • Josh Thomas, Reporter (1987-1990, now at WFLA-TV in Tampa)
  • Cynthia Tinsley, Anchor/Reporter (1993-1997) now in PR at AirTran Airways
  • Shaul Turner, Anchor/Reporter (1988-1998, now at KDVR-TV in Denver)
  • Dick Van Dyke, Announcer/Personality (early 1950s, went on to an acting career of some note)
  • Lyn Vaughn - Anchor/Reporter (1983-1984, later of CNN Headline News)
  • Harmon Wages - Sports Anchor/Reporter (?-1984)
  • Richard Warner, Business/Consumer Reporter (1988-1993, now entrepreneur and at GPB)
  • Joe Washington, Sports Anchor/Reporter (1982-1994, now at HGTV)
  • Ken Watts, Morning and Noon Anchor/Reporter (1998-2005, now at VOOM HD News)
  • Heather Wiggins Thompson, Freelance Reporter (2005-2007)
  • Elyse Wolfman, Anchor then "Noonday" host (1985-1989)
  • Monica Woods Gray, Meteorologist (1999-2000, now at KXTV-TV in Sacramento)
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