Lillian Lalo Named Morning Anchor at WIAT in Birmingham

By Kevin Eck 

Nexstar’s Birmingham, Ala. CBS affiliate WIAT has named Lillian Lalo morning co-anchor.

“Birmingham is my home—and CBS 42 has been my professional home for nearly a decade,” said Lalo. “I am thankful to WIAT management for entrusting me with the opportunity to continue serving our viewers.”

“What strikes me about Lillian is when you meet her, you feel like you’ve known her forever. That’s the perfect co-anchor for me. She’s authentic, intelligent and even better—she makes me laugh,” said co-anchor Andrea Lindenberg. “Her work ethic is amazing and she comes in every morning smiling. I’m so thankful she’s agreed to join me in the mornings.”


Lalo joined WIAT in 2014—she’s worked as a traffic anchor and host of the CBS 42 ‘Morning Talk’ segment since November.

“This move shows CBS 42’s dedication to serving our community,” said W. James Cromwell, vp & gm of WIAT. “Lillian brings fresh energy and familiarity to our morning news broadcast. Her Birmingham roots strengthen her already strong skillset that our viewers have come to know and love,”

Lalo takes over for Jack Royer, who accepted the weekend anchor position at WFLA in Tampa.