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WAFF48 announces new morning anchor team

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Huntsville, AL – WAFF48 News has announced Jim Abath and Karla Redditte as the new anchor team for WAFF48 News Today.   

Jim Abath is a veteran anchor/reporter with nearly 20 years experience in television news, most recently with WPBF in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he has been an anchor since 1999.  Prior to his work at WPBF, Jim was an anchor/reporter in Gainesville, Florida. 

Karla Redditte is an experienced anchor/reporter who has worked at stations in Missouri, Mississippi and Georgia, most recently as the morning news anchor for WTOC in Savannah.   

"Karla and Jim make a great team," said WAFF News Director Adam Henning.  "Great personalities, great chemistry and a wealth of experience.  They know what matters to people most in the mornings; Information on what happened overnight, what's happening today and how the weather will affect them.  We know our viewers are going to enjoy waking up to them."

Jim Abath and Karla Redditte will debut on WAFF48 News Today in early May.  WAFF48 News Today is the top-rated morning news program in Huntsville and the surrounding communities, according to Nielsen provided ratings.  In the most recent ratings period, WAFF48 News Today's ratings averaged twice the number of ratings points as its closest competitor.

Raycom Media owns WAFF 48.  Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and currently owns and/or operates 46 television stations in 18 states. Raycom stations cover more than 12.6 % of U.S. television households and employ 3,500 individuals in full and part-time positions.

In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company in Charlotte, North Carolina); Raycom Post (a post production facility in Burbank, CA) and Broadview Media (a post production/telecommunications company based in Montgomery, AL).

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