Back on March 23rd, FTVLive FIRST told you that, KMOV (St. Louis) Anchor Sharon Reed was spotted having dinner with WGCL (Atlanta) News Director Larry Perrett at an Atlanta restaurant.
On April 23rd, FTVLive FIRST told you that Reed had done some on camera testing at WGCL and that the video was being shown to focus groups.
Well, now WGCL has announced that Reed will be joining the station as an Anchor for its Early Evening and Late Newscasts. She will be starting in mid-June.
“To have Sharon join the CBS46 news team is a win for us and a win for Atlanta viewers. She has experience in a number of major markets and we can’t wait for her to get started,” said General Manager Mark Pimentel.
Reed has worked as an Anchor/Reporter at WMAR (Baltimore), WSVN (Miami), WCAU (Philadelphia) and WOIO (Cleveland).
It was while working at WOIO in Cleveland that Reed made headlines when she took off her clothes for a story about an artist that uses nude people in his work.
“It’s an opportunity to continue working with a great company (Meredith) and to come to a station doing a number of new and exciting things. On top of that I get an opportunity to get involved in the great city of Atlanta” said Reed.
“Sharon is an incredible addition to our team. Her journalistic skills and passion for the community are second to none,” said News Director Larry Perret.