Birmingham Station Shuffles Anchor Talent

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Birmingham, Ala., will see an anchor shuffle at the market’s CBS station: WIAT is changing up its morning and evening lineup.

Beginning Nov. 2, anchor Art Franklin will join Sherri Jackson to co-anchor the news at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. Meanwhile, Jack Royer will move to the morning show.

“These moves with Art Franklin and Jack Royer give each of them opportunity to exercise their strengths in areas of accountability journalism and involvement in community issues and events. Art and Jack are both incredibly gifted, and we are very excited to see their strengths demonstrated in new settings, in concert with our very talented teams assembled on our morning and evening newscasts,” said WIAT CBS 42 vp and general manager Jimmy Cromwell.


Royer will join meteorologist Nate Harrington and traffic anchor Michelle Logan on the morning show.