Jim Thomas returns to join Dee Armstrong and Miller Robson in the mornings on WLTZ

COLUMBUS, Ga. –  Jim Thomas, will be joining the crew of ‘WLTZ First News Today” starting Monday, February 15th.

Drew Rhodes, General Manager of the station, said, “I’m excited to have someone of Jim’s calibre joining our team”.  He added, “Jim’s resume has a lot of highlights on it including working in Los Angeles at KNBC-TV, in Atlanta at WAGA-TV (Fox 5), and in Columbus, GA (WRBL-TV and WYEA-TV) in different positions including anchor, reporter, and news director.  He actually started his career in sports here at WLTZ-TV back when the station’s call letters were WYEA-TV.”

Mr. Thomas  commented, “I’ve had the pleasure of doing a lot interesting things in my career but doing a show like this is definitely something new, and I’m really looking forward joining this team!”

News Director Andrea Clenney commented, “The on-air morning team of Dee Armstrong, Jim Thomas, Miller Robson, and Cristina Mendez will be a formidable group in our market in the mornings.”  She went on to say, “When you consider combining that team with the behind-the-scenes folks that presently work on the morning show and also add in the rest of the news team that make up our news operation, you get a strong show that can really live up to the ‘putting you first’ moniker for our viewers.”

 “WLTZ First News Today” airs 5-7am EST (4-6am CST) on WLTZ-TV, the NBC affiliate here in the Columbus, GA market, and from 7-7:30am EST (6-630am) on The CW Ga-Bama.

WLTZ-TV is dedicated to serving the communities in our 16 county area of Georgia and Alabama which includes Columbus, Americus, Auburn, Opelika, LaGrange, Phenix City, and Eufaula as well as the smaller surrounding communities.

For more information you may contact Andrea Clenney at 706-940-0548 or Drew Rhodes at 706-561-3838.