The Piedmont Triad's most popular news anchor, Julie Luck, has joined WFMY News 2, Gannett's CBS affiliate in Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem. Luck will team with WFMY News 2 evening anchor Frank Mickens. Together, their experience and diverse community connections make Frank & Julie, hands down, the Triad's top anchor team. Luck stepped away from local newscasting last fall, but chose to join a WFMY staff that continues to develop News 2.0 - WFMY's fresh, relevant, useful content presentation. "I am thrilled," said Luck who has found the welcome, team and opportunity at WFMY News 2 even greater than she anticipated. "This news team is all about community...all about people who live and work in the Triad. It feels like home. I can't wait to serve and reconnect with folks on WFMY News 2."
The arrival of Julie Luck is a message in itself, according to WFMY News 2 President and General Manager Larry Audas. "Julie Luck is beloved here, a wonderful person, a hugely popular personality and focused journalist. WFMY News 2 went from very good to great when she walked in the door."
Equally newsworthy, the addition of Julie Luck has freed anchor Tanya Rivera to launch 2 Wants to Know, but with a viewer-friendly twist. WFMY News 2's best known consumer brand will be more than occasional stories. "We have hired an investigative unit and staffed a Call for Action team," said Rivera. "2 Wants to Know will be a daily program. We will solve viewer problems, get answers and genuinely help people in these tough times." 2 Wants to Know will air weekdays at 5:30PM. Rivera has been promoted to Executive Producer of the program and also will serve as host.
Julie Luck joins Frank Mickens at 5, 6, and 11PM and Tanya Rivera launches 2 Wants to Know on Thursday, April 25. WFMY News 2 News Director Bob Clinkingbeard summed it up. "We are here to serve. And the service is about to get a whole lot better."