Greensboro, NC-- You've seen the commercials, the billboards and videos and now there's just one question left...is your brain ready to smile.
In March, WFMY News 2 told you we are putting the "show" back in the Good Morning Show. And, the show starts Monday. With a new team and format, the new Good Morning Show (GMS) promises to make your brain smile.
What will you miss if you don't watch? More timely news and weather coverage, no cookie-cutter morning news formula, GMS will bring you relevant content, interactions with you the viewer and unrehearsed fun. The show is highly focused on hot topics, the host's personality and energy!
The Good Morning Show will be an inviting wake-up call each morning, according to WFMY President and General Manager Larry Audas. "The Good Morning Show has great history in this market, and now a fresh future," said Audas.
Who are the personalities? Long-time News 2 meteorologist Eric Chilton will use his North Carolina roots, versatility and entertainment skills to co-host the new Good Morning Show. Eric's quick wit and relaxed demeanor have made him one of the Triad's most popular on-air personalities and the new show will allow him to excel. Eric's co-host is newcomer Jackie Fernandez, excited to call Carolina home and eager to connect with Good Morning Show viewers. Jackie is fresh from ABC News in New York City where she was a feature reporter for World News Now. With a background in print reporting, Jackie enjoys people, storytelling and journalism. Her energy and fun spirit allow Jackie to dish it out and take humor back as well. WFMY's Meghan Packer will anchor news updates on the Good Morning Show with current and useful information. Already anchoring WFMY's 4:30am newscast, Meghan will team up with Eric, Jackie and reporters Tracey McCain and Patrick Phillippi for what promises to be a bold, breakout Good Morning Show 5:00 to 8:00am weekdays.
Where are Ed, Rosemary, Grant and Leigh? Veterans Rosemary Plybon and Ed Matthews will now host the Good Morning Show weekend edition on Saturdays and Sundays. "We have exceptional talent and a fresh format - consistent with our ongoing News 2.0 effort to reshape news and better serve Triad viewers," said WFMY News Director Bob Clinkingbeard.
WFMY meteorologist Grant Gilmore is now the lead evening weather personality for News 2. See Grant weekdays at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm. Leigh Brock is still bringing weather on weekend evenings at 6pm and 11pm.
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