Meredith Anderson named co-anchor of News 12 at 6 and 11 o'clock

October 22, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---WRDW-TV News 12 has named Meredith Anderson to co-anchor News 12 at 6 O’clock & News 12 at 11. Meredith joined the News 12 newsroom in January 2007 as anchor of News 12 This Morning. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, living in the Augusta-Aiken area puts Meredith and her husband, News 12 On Your Side reporter, Jeff Anderson, close to family.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to join the News 12 evening anchor team,” said Meredith, “Jeff and I are equally thrilled about calling Augusta home. We’ve put down roots, this is the community where we want to live our lives and raise a family.”

News 12 conducted a nationwide search for an evening anchor to join the team of Richard Rogers, Meteorologist Bob Smith, and Prentice Elliott. “We realized we didn’t have to look far to find the best candidate,” said Estelle Parsley, WRDW-TV News Director. “Not only polished and professional on the news set, but Meredith brings with her a solid journalism background as a reporter. Since joining the News 12 team, Meredith has demonstrated a true interest and involvement in our community. So many viewers have called or written to let us know how impressed they are by Meredith’s enthusiasm and sincerity. She’s a great addition to our evening anchor team.”

Over the next two months Meredith will transition from News 12 This Morning, the Augusta area’s fastest growing morning newscast. “More and more viewers tell us they’ve made the switch to News 12 This Morning to watch Meredith and Meteorologist Tim Strong,” said John Ray, President & General Manager of News12. “The last television ratings show our morning news up in viewers every half hour from 5am – 7am while our competitors have lost viewers. As important as it has been for us to find the right person for our evening anchor team, we are just as committed to finding the right person to succeed Meredith in the mornings.”

Meredith will continue to split her time as anchor of News12 This Morning and News 12 early evening newscasts until News 12 names her successor for News12 This Morning.

For additional information, contact:
Estelle Parsley
News Director
(803) 278-1212 ext 232
Estelle.parsley@wrdw.com

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