WSB-TV’s Erin Coleman leaving after seven years

The shot Erin Coleman posted on her Facebook page.

The shot Erin Coleman posted on her Facebook page.

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Thursday, June 30, 2016

Channel 2 Action News anchor Erin Coleman today announced she is leaving WSB-TV after seven years.

Pregnant with her second child, she chose to return to her hometown of Philadelphia where her parents still reside. Friday will be her final day on the air.

In a Facebook post this morning on her public page, she wrote:

Thank you all for watching me, supporting me, tweeting me, liking me… all of the above! I can honestly say, we have some of the best viewers in the country in Atlanta! I’ll still be here for a few months, taking care of a newborn and trying to figure out how to handle two kids under the age of two… yikes! Any suggestions… let me know 🙂

“She’s not just a good reporter and anchor but a good person,” said Monica Pearson, long-time anchor at WSB-TV who retired in 2012 but still does specials for the network and a weekend show on Kiss 104.1. “I will miss her terribly. The good news is we have a deep bench to help fill the space.”

Pearson cited other talented women at WSB-TV, including weekend anchor Wendy Corona and new reporters Nerfetiti Jaquez and Nicole Carr.

 

Coleman currently anchors the 4 p.m. news with Craig Lucie. No word from WSB-TV on a replacement.

She previously worked at TV stations in Jonesboro, Ark., Greensboro, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C.

WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group. 

 


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