• Channel 2 Action News announces departure of John Bachman


    ATLANTA - Tim McVay, vice president and general manager for Channel 2 WSB-TV, and News Director Mike Dreaden announced today the station’s 4 p.m. co-anchor, John Bachman, will be joining Cox Media Group’s Jacksonville stations. He will co-anchor the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on WTEV-TV CBS 47 and the 10 p.m. news on WAWS-TV Fox 30.

    Bachman started with WSB-TV in 2007 and began anchoring Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m. in May 2011, when the newscast launched the day after The Oprah Winfrey Show aired its final program

    “We will miss John and his family greatly and appreciate all that he has done for the station and the community during his seven years here,” said McVay. “This move presents a great opportunity for John and our Jacksonville stations. He’s a second generation newsman and will be a great leader for the news team at WTEV and WAWS.”

    “John started the 4 p.m. with Monica Pearson,” said Dreaden. “When Monica retired, Erin joined John. They have been a key component of our 4 p.m. team including Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns, which leads off the three hours of news happening now.”

    Dreaden and McVay are beginning the search for Bachman’s replacement immediately.


    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, m.wsbtv.com, plus News, Weather and Traffic Apps, and airs MeTV on its digital sub-channel 2.2. WSB-TV also provides news, weather and traffic on Twitter @WSBTV and on WSB-TV’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wsbtv

    About Cox Media Group  Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps.  Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings.  The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com


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