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CBS46 keeps Emmy-winning Adam Murphy


It's been a crazy few weeks for CBS46, with all the staff changeovers. People in the Midtown offices at WGCL-TV probably need name tags with five new anchors starting on air Monday, June 15.

So in all fairness, I would like to note that CBS46 is actually keeping a long-time reporter: the station has signed Adam Murphy to a new contract. He's staying!

And unlike former colleague and anchor Scott Light, Murphy was on hand to accept his two Southeastern Emmys this past Saturday night in Buckhead at the Grand Hyatt. Murphy has won one Emmy previously and been nominated numerous times.

He took home an Emmy for best business/consumer news series with his long-running "Restaurant Report Card." He also won an Emmy with Eric Carlton and Dimitri Lotovski for a general assignment news story called "Catch Me If You Can," an investigative report which involved drivers who lose their license in court, then drive away anyway.

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Murphy is second longest running on-air journalist at the station, having joined CBS46 in 2003. Rebekka Shramm has been there since 2001, about six general managers ago.

And for those who missed my last dozen stories on CBS46, here's a quick summary:

Mornings: Michelle Burdo out, Bobby Kaple from L.A. and Gloria Neal from Denver in.

Mid-days: Jocelyn Connell out, Kim Passoth from Oklahoma City in

Evenings: Stephany Fisher, Scott Light out; Sharon Reed from St. Louis, plus Ben Swann in

Sports: Larry Smith out, Fred Kalil in

Meteorologist: Markina Brown out, Jim Kosek in

The station is also bringing in 10 mostly former journalists to do rotational "Just a Minute" daily commentaries, including former Fox 5 anchor Amanda Davis. Those begin at 5:56 p.m. daily starting Monday though I don't know who will be up first.

And if you want a little flashback action, here's the story I wrote about Murphy in 2007.

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

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