By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Thursday, August 11, 2016
Channel 2 Action News has hired Justin Wilfon to replace Matt Belanger as a weekend anchor starting Sept. 12.
Wilfon will be on with Wendy Corona at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and do reporting during the week.
He last worked in Kansas City at KSHB-TV, a Scripps-owned television station. He has also worked in Yakima, Wash.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Louisville, Ky.
“It’s a thrill to join a legendary station that’s done so much not only for the people of Atlanta but also for television journalism,” Wilfon said in a press release. “It’s great to arrive in Atlanta at such an exciting time for the area. I can’t wait to cover the emergence of Georgia as a potential battleground state in the presidential election and the opening of the new Braves and Falcons stadiums.”
He is married with a 9-month-old daughter.
The station is still seeking a replacement for Erin Coleman, a weekday anchor who left for her hometown of Philadelphia last month.
Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group.