WITN Names New Noon and 5 p.m. Anchor

WITN-TV announces the promotion of Tom Skinner to Anchor of WITN-7 News at Noon and WITN-7 News at 5PM.

Tom will also become WITN's Country Rover with a weekly feature about the people, places and things that make Eastern Carolina a special place to live.

Tom Skinner's first brush with live television was as a child guest on WITN's Cowboy Bob Show in 1959. From that moment on, Tom says he knew he wanted to be involved in TV.

Tom has worked extensively in radio and television news both in the U.S. and overseas where he served in the U.S. Army as a broadcast journalist. His military assignments included Central Europe, Central America and the Gulf War in Iraq.

Skinner was WITN-7's Manteo Bureau Chief from 1998-2003 where he anchored daily newscasts on Charter Cable throughout the Outer Banks. Most recently, he worked as WITN's Managing Editor in charge of news assignments.

Tom grew up in Eastern Carolina and is the son of Tom and Alice Skinner of Nags Head, and the grandson of the late Maggie Roberson of Washington, North Carolina.

"Tom is a talented and skilled journalist," said Mike Weeks, WITN General Manager. "We are excited to have someone of Tom's skill and experience anchoring our Noon and 5PM newscasts as well as contributing to local news gathering."

Tom is a resident of Washington, NC and can be reached at tom.skinner@witntv.com.

WITN-TV is a subsidiary of Gray Television Group, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Gerogia operating 36 television stations serving 30 markets with 17 CBS stations, 10 NBC stations, 8 ABC stations, and one FOX affiliate. In addition, Gray currently operates seven digital multi-cast television channels in seven of its existing markets which are affiliated with either Fox, the CW or MyNetwork TV.


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