WFMY Revamps Morning Show, Promising to ‘Break the Cookie-Cutter Morning News Formula’

By Andrew Gauthier 

Greensboro CBS-affiliate WFMY is revamping its morning show.

WFMY promises to “break the cookie-cutter morning news formula” with its new iteration of the “Good Morning Show,” which is getting a new team, along with a new format, this spring.

“The ‘Good Morning Show’ has great history in this market, and now a fresh future,” WFMY president and general manager Larry Audas said, announcing the revamp.


The new show will be hosted by meteorologist Eric Chilton and Jackie Fernandez, who recently joined WFMY after working as a feature reporter for ABC’s “World News Now.”

Meghan Packer, who has been anchoring the 4:30 a.m. news for WFMY since the beginning of the year, will join Chilton and Fernandez to provide news updates throughout the show.  The revamped “Good Morning Show,” which will run 5:00 to 8:00 a.m. weekdays, will also feature reporters Tracey McCain and Patrick Phillippi.

Rosemary Plybon and Ed Matthews, WFMY’s current weekday morning anchors, are set to anchor the show’s weekend edition.

WFMY also announced this week that, as a result of the morning shakeup, meteorologist Grant Gilmore will step into the lead evening weather position, appearing on WFMY’s 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Here’s Fernandez’s goodbye to “World News Now”…