Leaving the Dead Trees for TV

While TV news is losing viewers, it is not a dying industry like newspapers.

So, it appears that Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer newspaper Reporter Chuck Williams is making the jump from newspaper to TV.

For many years, the newspaper people looked down their noses at the people in TV, but now they are looking at TV as a way to save their career.

Nexstar owned WRBL in Columbus (GA) announced that they have hired Williams as a Digital Content Producer.

“Chuck is a game-changer for News 3,” said WRBL Vice-President and General Manager David Hart. “He brings unparalleled experience as a reporter, editor and digital content developer with a keen understanding of the Columbus community, its history and culture. Chuck has important, high-level sources in our area and his hard work and professionalism will greatly enhance both the quantity and quality of the local content we produce on our broadcast, digital and social media platforms.”

“I welcome this opportunity at this point in my career,” Williams said. “I have spent 35 years in the newspaper industry and have embraced the changes that that we all have dealt with. I know and respect many of the journalists and professionals working at News 3 and look forward to being a part of their team. Moving to WRBL is a logical move right now and one that I think will help me improve as a journalist and a storyteller.”