CBS46 Finds Replacement for Thomas Roberts

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WGCL has hired Rick Folbaum as the station’s newest co-anchor of the 4, 6 and 11 pm news. He replaces Thomas Roberts who left the station after 14 months. He will co-anchor the shows with Shon Gables, who replaced Sharron Reed.

“We’ve known Rick for a long time and are delighted that he’s joining our team,” said CBS46 news director Steve Doerr. “Rick is a seasoned journalist with decades of network and large market anchoring experience. He’ll do a terrific job as an anchor and leader of CBS46 News.”

Folbaum comes to the station from CNN International. Prior to that, he spent five years at WFOR in Miami and Fox News Channel.


“I am thrilled to be joining the great team of journalists at CBS46,” Folbaum said. “Their commitment to serious news and community service is exactly the kind of work I’m most passionate about. Atlantans are hard-working and warm hearted. It’ll be a privilege to bring them their news each day. I can’t wait to get to work.”