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WFMY News 2 To Premier: A New Good Morning Show

6:22 AM, Mar 22, 2012   |    comments
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The Face of the new Good Morning Show. (L,R): Meghan Packer, Patrick Phillippi, Eric Chilton, Tracey McCain, Jackie Fernandez

Greensboro, NC - Something big is blooming in the Triad this spring. WFMY News 2 will put the show back into the Good Morning Show. With a new team and format, the new Good Morning Show promises to make your brain smile.

While featuring even more timely news and weather coverage, the Good Morning Show will break the cookie-cutter morning news formula with relevant content, viewer interaction and unrehearsed fun. Focused on hot topics, infused with personality and energy, the Good Morning Show will be an inviting wake-up call each morning, according to WFMY President and General Manager Larry Audas. "The Good Morning Show has great history in this market, and now a fresh future," said Audas.

Long-time News 2 meteorologist Eric Chilton will use his North Carolina roots, versatility and entertainment skills to co-host the new Good Morning Show. Eric's quick wit and relaxed demeanor have made him one of the Triad's most popular on-air personalities and the new show will allow him to excel. Eric's co-host is newcomer Jackie Fernandez, excited to call Carolina home and eager to connect with Good Morning Show viewers. Jackie is fresh from ABC News in New York City where she was a feature reporter for World News Now. With a background in print reporting, Jackie enjoys people, storytelling and journalism. Her energy and fun spirit allow Jackie to dish it out and take humor back as well. WFMY's Meghan Packer will anchor news updates on the Good Morning Show with current and useful information. Already anchoring WFMY's 4:30am newscast, Meghan will team up with Eric, Jackie and reporters Tracey McCain and Patrick Phillippi for what promises to be a bold, breakout Good Morning Show 5:00 to 8:00am weekdays. To round out the week, veterans Rosemary Plybon and Ed Matthews are slated to host the Good Morning Show weekend edition on Saturdays and Sundays. "We have exceptional talent and a fresh format - consistent with our ongoing News 2.0 effort to reshape news and better serve Triad viewers," said WFMY News Director Bob Clinkingbeard.

WFMY meteorologist Grant Gilmore will step into the lead evening weather position for News 2 and couldn't be more focused and determined. "With Eric and Ed covering mornings and Leigh Brock on weekend evenings, News 2 will have experience and expertise on the weather desk all week long. Grant will bring innovation and excellent communication to the weekday 5, 6, & 11pm newscasts," said Clinkingbeard.

Grant's evening weathercasts and the revitalized Good Morning Show will launch in late April. For bios of the Good Morning Show team, please go to digtriad.com.

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