Originally posted Thursday, May 23, 2019 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Channel 2 Action News hired a second sports anchor last month to replace Anthony Amey: Alison Mastrangelo.
She came from the ABC affiliate in Denver and joins Zach Klein.
By coincidence, she covered Super Bowl 51 two years ago and ran into Klein and producer Justin Reid while waiting in line. “The news world is small,” she said.
Mastrangelo, aware most folks now get sports scores and highlights on their phones, said she hopes to spend time with the athletes and reveal more layers than they show on social media.
So far, she has marveled over the fervor of the Atlanta United fans and is looking forward to college football season.
She will do reporting a couple days a week and anchor on Fridays and Saturdays. She is co-hosting the Sunday night sports show with Klein.
Amey left the station last fall without explanation.
WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group.
AT&T, as new owners of WarnerMedia, is already starting to reshape the remnants of what was Turner.
Over the past 15 years, the two (sorta kinda) Atlanta-based basic cable networks TNT and TBS have been very specifically differentiated. TNT has been all about drama and TBS focused on comedy.
But at the WarnerMedia upfront presentation earlier this month, TNT/TBS president Kevin Reilly plans to create close cooperation between WarnerMedia’s linear networks and the streaming platform. He is also planning to revamp brand identities of formerly drama-centric TNT and comedy-focused TBS with more unscripted programming on TNT and drama on TBS.
Reilly is also taking over comedic channel truTV.
A new judge show is shooting in Atlanta for syndication this fall called “Personal Injury Court.”
It’s produced by the same company that shoots two other judge shows in Atlanta: “Paternity Court with Lauren Lake” and “Couples Court with the Cutlers.” (Both of those shows shoot on CW69.)
The pitch: “Judge Gino Brogdon presides over highly-charged cases involving litigants alleging personal harm caused by the careless actions of the defendant. Using all available evidence including surveillance videos, reenactments, expert testimony and eye-witness accounts, Judge Brogdon must decide who is legally responsible for the litigant’s injuries.”
Former “Good Morning America” weatherman Sam Champion, who made a brief appearance as morning host on The Weather Channel in Atlanta from 2014 to 2016, has landed a new job as the morning/noon weather forecaster at WABC-TV in New York.
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