Atlanta Goes Back to the Future for New Segment

WGCL in Atlanta is going to be bring some old faces for a new segment on their newscasts.

The new segment on their 5PM newscast is called “Just a Minute” and it begins next week. The new segment includes a Who’s Who of former Atlanta broadcast journalists.

The station says that each weekday at 5:56pm, “Just a Minute” will feature one of ten well-known Atlanta Journalists giving their perspective on hot topics from local, national and international news stories.  The journalists for “Just a Minute” have over 250 years of Atlanta television experience.  

“To assemble this type of team is truly special.  There is nothing like it in Atlanta television today and we can’t wait for “Just a Minute” to get started.  The team is going to give their perspective on the biggest stories of the day.  Viewers may agree or disagree on what’s being said but it makes for spirited dialogue inside our community on important topics,” said CBS46 Vice President/General Manager Mark Pimentel.  

“This type of team is unheard of in the television industry.  You’re blown away as you look at their resumes and see the stories they’ve covered, the awards they’ve won and the community efforts they’ve put toward the city of Atlanta.  It’s going to be an honor working with them daily,” said CBS46 News Director Larry Perret.

Interestingly, all the Journalists the station is using appeared on other stations in the market and not WGCL. 

Here are the people the station has signed on for the new segment:

Paul Crawley, former Reporter at WXIA.
Amanda Davis, former Anchor at WAGA & WSB.
Kimberly Kennedy, former Anchor/Reporter at WXIA & WSB.  
Bill Nigut, former Reporter at WSB, currently at Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Mark Pettit, former Anchor/Reporter at CNN & WXIA.
Angela Robinson, former Anchor/Reporter at WAGA & WXIA.
Sally Sears, former Reporter at WAGA & WSB.
Cynthia Tinsley, former Anchor/Reporter at WXIA.
Lyn Vaughn, former Anchor/Reporter at CNN & WXIA.
Ken Watts, former Anchor at WAGA & WXIA.