CBS46 will drop ‘The 700 Club,’ adding 9 a.m. newscast plus new news director Kim Saxon

Saxon comes from Gray’s CBS affiliate WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she has worked for 17 years. She started as a morning show producer and moved up to the rank of Executive Producer, Associate News Director, and News Director.

Over the past 17 years, CBS46 has had nine news directors, and none of them lasted more than three years. The previous eight are King (March 2020 – November 2021), Steve Doerr (2 years, six months, July 2017 – January 2020), Frank Volpicella (11 months, July 2016 – June 2017), Larry Perrett (20 months, September 2014) – May 2016), Lynne Michaelson (15 months, April 2013 – July 2014), Eric Ludgood (22 months, March 2011 – January 2013), Steve Schwyd (2 years, 10 months, May 2008 – March 2011) and Rick Erbach (three years, four months, January 2005 – May 2008).

In a recent interview, Gray CEO Hilton Howell vowed to stabilize the station, which often ranks third or fourth in the local news competition.

Under the new management since the beginning of the month, WGCL-TV currently has at least 16 job openings available including those of reporter, weather news presenter, news presenter, news producer, assignment editor and photojournalist.

As previously announced, the station is also adding a new 3 p.m. newscast to replace the first 30 minutes of “The Dr. Oz Show,” which ends Friday, January 14, 2022, as host Mehmet Oz plays in the US Open Senate seat in Pennsylvania state. “Inside Edition” will start broadcasting at 3:30 PM

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