In Atlanta, Pruitt Announces Retirement from WSB

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Channel 2 Action News‘ veteran evening anchor John Pruitt announced today that he will retire at the end of the year.

Pruitt, the longest-serving anchor in Atlanta, has been a familiar, iconic broadcast personality. He joined Channel 2 in 1964 and became an evening anchor in 1973. He left for WXIA-TV in 1978 but returned to Channel 2 in 1994 and has been there ever since alongside Monica Pearson.


The move had not been unexpected. Pruitt presently anchors the 6 p.m. news, having relinquished the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. slots to his successor Justin Farmer. More…