She previously covered the statehouse for WUNC and has been recognized by the Washington Post as one of the best state capitol reporters in America. Brown had come to WRAL in 2014 as a reporter and weekend anchor, and then replaced the stations weekday evening anchor Lynda Loveland in December 2017, when Loveland left the news business. She has also written, produced and hosted podcasts for WRAL and published 12 books. He has won several regional Emmy awards for his storytelling. Learn more about each member of the ABC11 newsteam with exclusive bios. Feb 6, 2023. Sandra Bookman - weekend anchor/reporter (19851989, now at WABC-TV in New York), Rich Brenner - Sports Anchor (1970s-1982)(deceased), Susan Brozek - reporter (19851988, now Senior Producer/Local Programming at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh), Dale Cardwell - reporter (19851991, later at WSB-TV in Atlanta. Smith helped launch the WRAL News at 9 a.m. on FOX 50 last year. She is a North Carolina native and is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and National Weather Association Seal holder. Kathryn Brown departure, leaving local news. You have brought the department a couple of awards, told some magnificent stories. Plus, over the past year, Powells father-in-law has had health problems, and they know its important to be closer to him now. If we have do to this again well be in Louisiana, a lot closer to family so we can at least drive by.. Kweilyn began her TV career at WQED Multimedia, where she worked with the likes of Mister. Brown had come to WRAL in 2014 as a reporter and weekend anchor, and then replaced the station's weekday evening anchor Lynda Loveland in . WRAL Sports anchor/reporter Professional experience: I come from WPDE, the ABC affiliate out of Myrtle Beach, where I served as the weekend sports anchor / reporter. None of the female journalists in attendance were called upon. Before joining WRAL, she worked as a weekend sports anchor/reporter for WPDE, an ABC affiliate in Myrtle Beach. Wed love to hear from you. Over the years, we have developed some great depth on the anchor desk, and an opportunity to promote from within has now presented itself. Kathy Hanrahan has been helping you plan your weekends with WRAL Out and About since 2011. Smith will now be anchoring at 7 & 9 a.m., handling Live Center at 8 a.m., and reporting three days a week for the evening news. Late last year, WRAL and Fox 50 evening anchor Kathryn Brown left the TV news business after time working from home during the pandemic made her realize how much she was missing her young children. Ive been working nights for about 15 years, Powell said in an interview with The News & Observer. I had a real reckoning with myself that, I cant wake up in the morning, put my kids on the bus, kiss them goodbye on Monday, and then see them on Saturday, Brown said at the time. He joined WRAL in 2023 after working for the Sanford Herald and the Raleigh News & Observer. New Raleigh police chief Estella Patterson aims to regain trust of the public. Copyright 2023 Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The former drummer for White's band Bad Things, Lena Zawaideh, accused White of sending her lewd text messages. Before she set sail for a new adventure, we sat down with longtime WRAL-TV Sports anchor Mandy Mitchell so she could tell one final story. Lena Tillett joins Gerald Owens on anchor desk for 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts Fun fact on Lee, one of us store their Achilles tendon that day. Not just kidding. The incredible basketball town, the other coach K court, the other coach cake or was one of my favorites. Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. Having the opportunity to cover Clemson on its National Championship journey was an absolute incredible experience. 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WRAL News weekend morning anchor, Mikaya Thurmond, is also changing roles, taking on additional anchor and Live Center responsibilities as she shifts to a fulltime weekday role. Hes made dinner and done laundry and done hair and put our kids to bed, and sometimes even taken our kids to school in the morning if I needed to get some extra sleep.. Lora Lavigne is a morning reporter who joined the WRAL News team in 2020. I decided at that point that I was probably going to have to make a change.. In which case, of course, your progress is a step backwards and downwards.Aldous Huxley (18941963). In my mind I thought, I will probably do something like that, Powell said. The pandemic showed a lot of families, I believe, how close they came to losing people, specifically the elderly. Viewers will occasionally see her back on-air to help fill in as an anchor for WRAL News. WRAL investigative reporter/documentary producer. It was the first time they had lifted Lord Stanleys Cup since 1961 way before my time!! Mary Dunleavy reflects on time at WRAL :: News and Notes Mary Dunleavy reflects on time at WRAL Tags: Story Tellers, Mary Dunleavy Before Mary Dunleavy stepped out the. She enjoyed her time reporting on health issues at ABC11, she said, and appreciated the assistance she received from media relations people at local hospitals, so maybe something in that field. WRAL News, the most watched news team in the Triangle, recently announced several internal anchor promotions. I get maybe about five hours of sleep. As the clock ticks down on her last days at the station, Powell is reflecting on the moments that had the biggest impact on her journalism career. Hintz earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 $ 110,500. MORNINGNEWS CHANGES: THURMOND MOVES TO WEEKDAYS, JOINS SMITH FOR 7 A.M. & 9 A.M. NEWS ON FOX 50. And whats the plan for that next chapter? 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He has stepped in and raised our daughters at night when I wasnt there. 1. Eric Miller joined WRAL in 2021, after three years reporting for WDBJ7 in Virginia. 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I am proud of who I am today.". ", "I've grown as a person over the years," he said, "It's amazing how life works and twists and turns and lessons learned. So before she set sail for a new adventure, I had to sit down with the second ever female sports anchors, WRL for this edition of storytellers. The stability of the anchor team at 6 p.m. is unprecedented in the local TV landscape. What does she love about her hometown? My plan is to figure out what Im going to do, Powell said. ", At that point, a U.S. He is a graduate of Mizzou with a podcast about the Pittsburgh Steelers on the side. Thurmond will split her time between the Live Center (4:30 a.m.-7 a.m. & Noon) and anchor desk (7a.m. & 9 a.m.) Thurmond joined WRAL News in 2015 as a reporter and is currently the weekend morning news anchor. We trained together to become American Ninja warriors. But I just felt the pull to be there covering that story. Jason is a Raleigh native who has also worked at television stations in Tampa, Fl., Lubbock, Tx. He covers high school, college and professional sports. Although originally from Georgia, Grace is no stranger to North Carolina newsrooms. She was instrumental in the debut and expansion of the WRAL Live Center and helped launch WRAL News at 9 a.m. on FOX 50 in June of 2019. Pat Welter is a sports reporter for WRAL. Its hard to take care of yourself and other people and your family and run a household and do this job at the same time, Powell said. Scott Mason is known as WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler. Lena Tillett is an Americanmorning anchorand reporter currently serving as a correspondent and reporter at WRAL-TV. Lena Tillett WRAL anchor/reporter Lena Tillett is an evening anchor and reporter who covers women's issues, race, public health and local politics. I started seeing less and less of my family, Powell said. Powell, who arrived at WTVD in 2004 and started anchoring duties right away, announced at the end of April that she is leaving journalism. Nia Harden is a morning reporter who joined WRAL News in 2019. Despite the November departure, Brown is not leaving the WRAL family. He's an aficionado of storytelling, and enjoys creating content that informs and enlightens. Grace graduated with a BA in Journalism from The University of Georgia in 2017. Expect to see the following WRAL News teams very soon: Thanks to WRAL-TV for this capcom story & for these capcom photos. In 2020, she became the weekday morning anchor for WRALs sister station, Fox 50. And while many woman have hit on a formula that works for them and their family, some jobs like TV news can make it extra complicated. And the schedule that I work, thats what it would amount to.. Mike Maze is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society and an Emmy award winner. Goldman noted the inherent biases in the business that can work against women (including the requirement to maintain a certain appearance), and also the high demands of the job that compound the pressures for women with children: not just the long hours, but the requirement to be available on a moments notice to leave home to cover a story. "I am who I am, and I'm proud of who I am and my friends, you know, love me and vouch for me and I think that stands on its own. Powell recounts the logistical nightmare of covering the devastation following Katrina: she and photographer Dave Anderson set off in an RV and camped well outside of New Orleans, because there was nowhere else to stay, living off of water and granola bars. If I wasnt working in sports I would be: Id be a flight attendant, more specifically in Dubai. Liz Cho. Lynda Loveland September 22, 1969. Brown joined WRAL in 2014 as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter, coming from WCBS-TV in New York City. He also joined the WRAL Severe Weather Team in 2020. She made the announcement on her social media accounts Monday morning, but did not say what she plans to do next. He's an Emmy and Regional Murrow award-winning reporter who joined WRAL after 15 years as an anchor and reporter in Central Virginia, Aaron Thomas is a general assignment reporter at WRAL. Adam Gold is the co-host of the Adam and Joe show on 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio every Monday through Friday from 3-7 pm. Andy Specht is WRAL's PolitiFact reporter and part of the NC Capitol team covering state politics. 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WRAL/Fox50 Morning Anchor Raleigh, NC New Yorkerat Also. Average NC teacher pay is nearly $58,000, state says. Maybe Mitchell WRL Sports San Francisco, California including the Pacific Ocean, North Carolina play Michigan State on an aircraft carrier. Spokane, Wash., & Calgary have both played a huge role in shaping who I am today! Just In Call 919-891-9779 to talk to an attorney Monica Casey WRAL Durham. This move comes on the heels of her June 2020 promotion to co-anchor of WRAL News at 4 p.m. WRALs evening team has an unmatched reputation for fairness, accuracy, and empathy in news coverage. I definitely feel like I am a much more changed person than I was when I was younger. 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Heather Leah is a fifth generation resident of Raleigh who uncovers hidden history for WRAL. She took a public relations job with a schedule that allowed her more time with her children. White, who won his third gold medal Tuesday night, settled a sexual misconduct case in April 2017 and has largely avoided questions about it. The reason Loveland left? She gets emotional when she enters a place because she likes to recall wonderful moments that have occurred there. She has worked on it throughout the pandemic and is more than halfway to the finish line. And just from a television perspective, what we do in TV news now is we have these backpacks that we can go live pretty much anywhere, and you've seen protests recently, reporters sort of walking along with protests. WRAL News anchor Lena Tillett is promoted, beginning Nov. 30, 2020, and will move to the nightside team, where she will anchor WRAL News at 4, 5:30 and 10 p.m. alongside Gerald Owens. Five years later I wouldve never imagined Id be interning for Comcast Sportsnet Chicago and would have the opportunity to work playoff games that led to Chicagos third Cup in five years! Debra Morgan anchors WRAL's evening newscasts. Copyright 2018 by Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. When asked to describe what its been like hearing from viewers since she announced her pending departure on April 29, Powell says: Heartbreak. (ABC11s chief meteorologist Chris Hohmann announced his retirement on the same day. Buy Your Canes Tickets Today! Hintz has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Hintz has any siblings. She is most known for co-closing the daily editions of Witness News at 4, and 6 p.m. Cho started working at WABC-TV on July 6, 2003, succeeding Diana Williams in the 6 p.m. time slot. After 17 years at the the station, Powell is clear that she has never felt that her job at ABC11 was in any jeopardy, and says she has always felt valued there especially after being given the opportunity to co-anchor with local news icon Larry Stogner, who passed away in 2016. Joseph Ochoa has a degree in English from NC State and experience working for WRAL, WRALSportsFan and HighSchoolOT. Chris Lovingood is an Emmy and Murrow Award-winning anchor for the WRAL News team. We were were terrible at that, too. Great coworker, incredible storyteller, even better, friend. Powell hopes that the connection will survive somewhat, thanks to social media, and that viewers and local friends will continue to keep up with her and her family during her next chapter. Whether you are looking for a way to spotlight your event or seeking smart budgeting tips, weve got something new for you. WRAL-TV staffers present and past celebrate at the North Carolina Broadcasters Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 20, 2022. His predecessor, local broadcast legend Charlie Gaddy, was WRAL's lead anchor for more than 20 years, retiring in 1994. What to know about daylight saving time in NC, Goofy dog had no adoption inquiries for months. We are pleased that our audience has connected to her natural warmth, intelligence and authenticity and are very happy that she will be a part of the WRAL News team for years to come.. In 2016, she completed Mississippi State's Meteorology Certificate program and earned a graduate certificate in Technology and Communication from UNC Chapel Hill. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.Bible: Hebrew Psalms, 23:4. She has over 422 followers on Instagram and over 1.2k followers on Facebook. Communications Vice President Tom Kelly, who was at the conference but not the one calling on reporters, said that he had personally made contact with Robach and was reaching out to Brennan to make sure they understood they were not deliberately passed over. Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 25 years. She is originally from Louisiana. I remember sitting at my desk watching the flooding, watching the people wading through the water, and Rob Elmore, who was news director at the time, stood over me and said Would you like to go home? And I looked up at him and said Absolutely.. She competed in competitive gymnastics for over 15 years as a child. She was instrumental in the debut and expansion of the WRAL Live Center and helped launch WRAL News at 9 a.m. on FOX 50 in June of 2019. He joined WRAL in July 2020. She previously worked as a reporter in Detroit and Waco, TX. Travis Fain has been covering the statehouse for WRAL since 2017. Heffernan, a reporter and weekend anchor at WRAL, announced on June 4, 2021, that she would be leaving WRAL, saying on Facebook that she was finding it increasingly more difficult to cover. Hintz serves at WRAL as a sports anchor and reporter. Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner joined WRAL in 1998. The six-time Emmy winner has worked at WRAL for nearly 30 years, producing newscasts, breaking news coverage, special broadcasts and dozens of investigative stories. Jackie Hyland, co-anchor of Fox 50 newscasts at 4 and 10 p.m. and co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. newscast on channel . We both tried and failed miserably to catch punts under the supervision of Larry Fedora. now. Mark Boyle is WRAL's Live Center anchor. Lauren attended Furman University as a member of the Women's Track and Field team. Ill share whats next very soon! But back when you and I started, we're the same age. Several female reporters said they had their hands raised at every opportunity to ask questions, according to comments made to CNNMoney and messages posted to social media. She has called Durham home for more than a decade. Liz Cho via Youtube. Weekday Anchor/Reporter WRAL News: North Carolina, USA Andrea Schrock: Sales Coordinator: North Carolina, USA Kevin Davis: Producer/Director: North Carolina, USA . WRAL News weekend morning anchor Mikaya Thurmond is also changing roles, taking on additional anchor and Live Center responsibilities as she shifts to a full-time weekday role. He joined WRAL in 2021 after spending three years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania covering major events, including the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. After a summer of civil unrest, the new Raleigh police chief Estella Patterson says regaining the public's trust is high on her wish list. Having the chance to cover Clemsons National Championship run was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Prior to making the move to the south, my first job was in Anchorage, Alaska. A big part of figuring that out started a year and a half ago, when Powell began working remotely on a Leadership and Communications Masters of Science degree at Purdue. Ski and Snowboard are denying allegations that they deliberately avoided calling on female reporters at a gold medal press conference for snowboarder Shaun White. But educators argue many earn less. All rights reserved. Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company working for and serving the community. July 25, 2022, 5:54 AM WRAL and Fox 50 anchor Mikaya Thurmond is leaving the station. She and her husband always knew they would go back home eventually, she said, but they didnt know when. Sarah Krueger is the Senior Durham Reporter for WRAL, covering everything from local government, to crime, to education. They had chemotherapy, and they were able to come outside and play. On WRAL from 4:30-7:00 a.m. & noon plus Fox50 7-8 a.m. every weekday to start your day! She left the impact. Since August 2016, Tillett has worked as a reporter for WRAL / TV FOX 50. Joe Giglio hosts an afternoon sports talk show on 99.9 the Fan and writes about the ACC for WRAL. He came to Raleigh from a TV station in Washington, DC, in 2002.