Updated:ATLANTA,None — Bill Hoffman, vice president and general manager for Channel 2 WSB-TV, Atlanta's most watched television station, announced that Jovita Moore will join Justin Farmer on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m. starting Thursday, May 26. Farmer has co-anchored the late news with Monica Pearson since July 2010.
"As Monica moves to 4 p.m. tomorrow and continues to anchor our 6 p.m. newscast, Jovita will add the late news to her anchor duties," said Hoffman. "We want to thank Monica for devoting 35 years to the 11 p.m. newscast."
In late April WSB-TV announced that Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m. would begin May 26, the day after The Oprah Winfrey Show airs its final new program. Included in that announcement was the naming of the 4 p.m. anchors Monica Pearson and John Bachman. John Bachman Monica Pearson IM "We've added more resources in the form of reporters, photographers, editors and writers along with upgrading StormTracker 2 HD, now the most powerful radar in the country," said Hoffman.
"Overall, putting on this new hour of news adds more assets to our capabilities to cover the market's important local news and gives Channel 2 Action News another hour of opportunity to serve viewers with local news when they want it."
Channel 2 Action News attracts more viewers in each program than any station in the market and consistently wins the local news ratings in every newscast.
Special Programming Note: Beginning Thursday night, May 26, 2011, Channel 2 will continue to program reruns of The Oprah Winfrey Show, weeknights at 2:05 a.m. until September 9, 2011. About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta's number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, wap.wsbtv.com, and runs Retro TV on its digital channel 2.2. About Cox Media Group: Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.