WTOC Anchor Retiring After 18 Years

By Kevin Eck 

After 18 years as an anchor for Savannah CBS affiliate WTOC, Sonny Dixon is retiring.

Dixon, who served five terms in the Georgia House of Representatives, leaves the station on May 31.

“Sonny dedicated himself through his broadcast career and civic service, to assisting and informing our community and our state,” said WTOC VP and GM Scott Dempsey. “His efforts both on-air, and with people throughout our viewing area will be missed.”

“Dixon has been a fixture on the Savannah broadcasting landscape for decades,” writes the station on its website. “Various issues he has covered have garnered national attention as he has appeared on the CBS Evening News, the CBS Early Show, the Montel Williams Show, CNN, in Newsweek magazine, and in major newspapers”

Amongst his many awards and achievements, his Emmy for “Best Anchor” stands out, as it distinguishes him amongst his peers from both large and small television markets. Dixon has also been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award, Georgia Associated Press Award for Best Documentary and Georgia’s best TV Anchor by the Associated Press.