Local Anchor To Join FOX50 Team

Local Anchor To Join FOX50 Team

Miriam Thomas will begin anchoring and serving as Public Affairs Director for FOX 50 in April.

On Friday, February 22, 2002, FOX50 announced that Miriam Thomas, a local news figure in the Triangle for almost two decades, will be joining their news team. Thomas will become the WRAZ-TV Public Affairs Director and the Ten O’clock News Anchor beginning April 15, 2002.

In her role as public affairs director, Thomas will be the FOX50 liaison to the community. She will coordinate FOX50 sponsorships for community events and appear in public service announcements, strengthening the FOX50 public relations effort. Thomas will also anchor the FOX50 News at ten o’clock Sunday through Thursday.

“We’re very excited about Miriam joining the FOX 50 team,” said FOX 50 General Manager Thomas Schenck. “As public affairs director, she brings years of experience and commitment to our local communities. As our ten o’clock news anchor, she brings her well-known professionalism and integrity. Miriam’s contributions will be an immediate and substantial asset to our efforts to serve both our viewers and our local communities.”

No stranger to Triangle viewers, Thomas anchored various newscasts on News Channel 11/WTVD for almost 20 years. Previously, she also worked at WSOC-FM in Charlotte and WSTP-AM in Salisbury and served as a general assignment reporter and anchor at WBBH-TV in Fort Meyers, Florida. Throughout her career, Thomas has received numerous awards and recognition, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, commendation from American Women in Radio and Television and the National Commission on Working Women.

“We are thrilled to have a news professional with Miriam’s considerable experience and talent join an already talented team at Capitol Broadcasting,” said CBC President Jim Goodmon, “and we know that viewers will be very happy to see her back on the air.”

Thomas looks forward to becoming part of the CBC family herself. She said, “I feel pleased and privileged to launch this new opportunity with the folks at FOX 50 and Capitol Broadcasting. It means I’ll be able to do in a whole new way what I’ve been blessed to do here for two decades: I’ll have new and different access to the cares and concerns of the Triangle community and the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville market at large; and I’ll continue to do what I do as a broadcast journalist, covering what I know and love.”

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