Folbaum worked at Fox News for 17 years as an anchor and foreign correspondent. He then spent five years as an anchor at a CBS affiliate in Miami WFOR-TV. He left that job last August and came to Atlanta to freelance with CNN International.
“I am thrilled to be joining the great team of journalists at CBS46,” Folbaum said in a press release. “I can’t wait to get to work.”
Steve Doerr, news director, praised his "decades of network and large market anchoring experience. He'll do a terrific job."
An insider said Folbaum had been considered for the evening anchor position last year but Roberts got the job. Roberts - a long-time NBC and MSNBC anchor and reporter - left after less than 14 months, saying it wasn’t a good fit for him.