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WKOW announces new evening news anchor

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George Smith, WKOW-TV George Smith, WKOW-TV

MADISON (WKOW) -- George Smith has been named evening news anchor at WKOW Television, the local ABC affiliate in Madison.

Smith will join anchor Amber Noggle on the news desk weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

The announcement was made today by Tom Allen, Regional Vice President for Quincy Media, Inc., and General Manager of WKOW.

"We’re thrilled to find someone with such broad experience and talent. George is excited to move back to Wisconsin. He will be an excellent addition to our news team, our television station and our community,” Allen said.

Smith has been a TV anchor and reporter for more than two decades. He has anchored evening newscasts at WOIO in Cleveland, Ohio and spent a decade as a correspondent for ESPN, appearing on Sports Center and Outside the Lines.

Before coming to Madison, Smith was working at WFLD in Chicago. He will start his on-air duties in Madison in mid-to-late April.

Smith and his wife Beth have two children.

"I'm very excited to join the talented WKOW team and to be moving back to Madison” Smith said. “My wife and I met in Madison. She did her residency at UW, and is a pediatrician. We lived there from 2006 to 2010 and have talked about moving back ever since. We are thrilled to be coming back, and look forward to raising our children in such a vibrant community.”

Smith attended Oberlin College and earned his master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He’s currently a member of the Oberlin College Heisman Club, which supports the college’s athletic department. Smith is also a member of the Oberlin College President’s Advisory Council and is part of the college’s mentoring program.

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