Atlanta Station Names New Main Anchor

Earlier, FTVLive told you that WGCL had parted ways with Anchor Scott Light. We told you that the station was expected to name Light's replacement this week.

Well, they did do that just moments ago.

WGCL announced that starting next week, Ben Swann will be joining the station as an Anchor for its Early Evening and Late Newscasts. 

“Ben is an accomplished anchor who also has a lot of experience on the digital side.  We look forward to putting him next to Sharon Reed and Tracye Hutchins on the news desk,” said CBS46 Vice President/General Manager Mark Pimentel.

Swann was most recently an Anchor/Reporter at WXIX in Cincinnati.  Prior to that he was an Anchor/Reporter at KTSM in El Paso, TX.  He got his start at KFOX in El Paso as an Anchor/ Reporter.  While there he received three Edward R. Murrow Awards and two regional Emmy Awards.

“To be given an opportunity to be an Anchor in a city like Atlanta is a chance of a lifetime.  I can’t wait to get there and get started,” said Swann.

“His work speaks for itself.  He’s very excited about the opportunity on-air and getting actively involved in the community,” said CBS46 News Director Larry Perret.

Judging by the photo the station sent to FTVLive, Swann leans to the left. 

Just saying....