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Whatever happened to former CBS46 anchor Gloria Neal?

Originally posted Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Gloria Neal, who was a CBS46 morning anchor in 2015 and 2016, recently landed a new job in Denver as director of public affairs for Mayor Michael Hancock.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve this administration,” she said in an Instagram video last month. 

Neal, after she left CBS46 and was replaced by Amanda Davis in mornings, threatened legal action at the time in a Facebook Live video

“No, I was not fired from CBS46 news," Neal said in late 2016. "As a matter of fact, I had to leave CBS46 news. However the circumstances there were really one that was continually about... circumstances that were causing me no alternative but to resign. I will leave it at that."

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Neal came to CBS46 in 2015 from a long run in Denver as a TV as part of a major staff overhaul at the CBS affiliate. She told the Denver Post at the time that CBS46 management wanted “a morning show anchor in the way that I want to anchor news, which is not the traditional way.” She called it “the opportunity of a lifetime.”

In 2017, she worked as a communication engagement manager for Fulton County and has run her media consultancy, according to her LInkedIn page.  She then moved back to Denver when her husband got a job there, according to this story in Westword.com.

Publicist Mitch Leff told me about this. He has his own subscription-based service which also provides news about Atlanta media

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