Gray’s Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has announced two new additions to its leadership.
Kim Saxon (pictured) has been named news director. Saxon comes from Gray’s CBS affiliate WBTV in Charlotte where she’s been the news director since April 2019. She replaces Matt King, who left in October.
WGCL gm Erik Schrader said the station is “beyond excited” to have Saxon join the station in late January.
“Kim is an award-winning journalist and strategic leader who is well respected by her peers and staff,” said Schrader.
Saxon has worked at WBTV since 2004. During that time, she worked her way up from morning producer to executive producer and then to assistant news director before being named news director.
According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution media writer Rodney Ho, Saxon will be the ninth news director at the station in 14 years.
The station also named Josh Morey its new creative services director.
“These are really exciting additions to our team,” said Schrader. “I truly believe we are getting not just two of the best people in Gray, but two of the best in the entire industry. It’s great to bring people of this caliber to join the already amazing team at Gray’s hometown station.”
Morey has spent the past six years as the marketing director at WBRC in Birmingham, Ala. Prior to his time at WBRC, Josh spent three years as the marketing director at WSFA in Montgomery, Ala. He began his career in his hometown of Albany, Ga. at WALB.
“Josh has fantastic creative skills and proven growth strategies that drive ratings,” said Schrader. “We are excited to have Josh spearhead our marketing efforts here in Atlanta.”