Anchor Changes in the Big Easy

WDSU is shifting some Anchors around at the start of the November book.

FTVLive FIRST told you back in July that Charles Divins was leaving The Daily Buzz for what he said was a job offer he "could not turn down."

Divins will be joining Randi Rousseau as an anchor of WDSU's morning-news block starting Monday (Oct. 27), the station has announced.

Divins has also previously worked as a model — appearing in GQ and Cosmopolitan and TV ads for Crystal Light and Visa, among other products. He portrayed Chad Harris-Crane on the soap opera "Passions" from 2002-2007.

Divins' path to the WDSU newsroom is unconventional, but it's worked for the station before. Meteorologist Jay Galle did time early in his career as a writer, actor and producer in Hollywood. Meteorologist Damon Singleton served more than two decades in the Navy before transitioning to TV news.

"I started out as an actor, and started to get into the role of becoming a host, more of my own story instead of playing a role," Divins said Monday. "Being Charles and having proper voice."

Signing on at WDSU is "a natural progression (to) gain some chops, being around some real journalists in a real newsroom in a real news town," he said. "It was time."

Divins has been in town for several weeks preparing for his on-air debut.

"They've given me the liberty to have a few weeks of training, to soak in the city," he said. "In a very different way, New Orleans has its own soul."

Sula Kim, WDSU morning anchor since 2012, will move to the station's 4 p.m. newscast to anchor with Camille Whitworth, the station also announced.

Main Anchor Scott Walker will move off the 4PM and work the evening and late newscasts. 

H/T The Times-Picayune