They then did “Marriage Boot Camp” and a limited series on WE-TV where they got married. They also did some work season 3 of WE-TV’s “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta,” which aired over the summer.
Alex Helmick has been named managing editor of WABE News, a position that has been open for about a year.
A year ago, WABE moved Helmick's predecessor John Haas to a digital operation. Haas will now oversee both podcasts and shows such as "City Lights" and "Closer Look."
Helmick will lead the day-to-day operations of WABE’s newsroom covering breaking, feature and enterprise reporting. Helmick joins WABE from KQED-FM, a public radio station in San Francisco, where he had been a senior supervising editor since 2013. He will join WABE on October 21.
"Alex Helmick brings a wealth of experience in local, national and international news to the WABE team" said Wonya Lucas, CEO of Public Broadcasting Atlanta. "He is a radio veteran who has done it all – reporting, editing, producing, writing, hosting and managing. His passion for storytelling and breaking news is what made him our top choice for this position and we are thrilled to welcome him to the WABE family."
“I am excited to move to Atlanta and join the outstanding team at WABE,” said Helmick. “It is my honor to lead such a strong group of journalists who have built a loyal, dedicated audience.”
He has also covered business in Chicago and produced the evening newscast for Chicago’s WBEZ.
The station is still seeking a content manager to effectively replace Christine Dempsey.
Jesse Kage, who was let go from Rock 100.5 last month by new PD and afternoon host Axel Lowe, has started a new Kage Kultcast, which debuted Thursday, September 27. He brought in Alli That Girl from Tampa.
The long-time Floridian was at Rock 100.5 for two years as a personality-based jock. But Rock 100.5 recently decided to focus more on music.
Clint Eastwood is known for turning movies around quickly. He finished production of "Richard Jewell" last month and now it's set to open December 13 in time for awards season.