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Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

TV briefs: Alyse Eady & Katie Beasley pregnant, Jocelyn Dorsey retiring

Both Fox 5 "Good Day Atlanta" anchor Alyse Eady and reporter Katie Beasley are pregnant and due the same month: October.

For Eady, this is her first child and will be a girl. For Beasley, it's her second and will be a boy.

In other recent baby broadcast news, 11Alive reporter Matt Pearl just had a baby girl, Channel 2 Action News anchor Justin Wilfon had a new baby girl, multi-media Fox 5 reporter Claire Simms had a baby girl and 11Alive reporter Deborah Tuff had a baby girl. (I credit publicist Mitch Leff for compiling this list and also including me and my adopted girl, too!)

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Jocelyn Dorsey, the first African-American anchor in Atlanta broadcasting, is retiring from Channel 2 Action News after 45 years at the station.

For her first 10 years, she worked as an anchor/reporter/producer and assignment editor . For the last 35 years, she has been Director of Editorials and Public Affairs and has remained an on-air presence as executive producer and regular contributor to "People 2 People," a weekly half-hour public affairs program.

She was inducted in 2016 to the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Dorsey will retire sometime this summer.

"There are many things that just naturally go together and you can’t think of one without thinking of the other:  peanut butter and jelly, Simon and Garfunkel, Jocelyn Dorsey and WSB," wrote Donna Hall, vice president for marketing and radio operations, in a memo last week to staff. "Jocelyn has been part of WSB’s fabric and success for 45 years.  Jocelyn has positively impacted our company in those 45 years and has given so much not just to CMG and WSB but also to our community and countless individuals."

Channel 2 Action News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group.

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Mark Pimentel, who was let go from CBS46 in January after three years as general manager, has found a new job as general manager in Colorado Springs overseeing KRDO (ABC), KRDO-AM-FM and KTLO (Telemundo).

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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