WBIR announces new morning anchor team

WBIR announces new morning anchor team

There are 214 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Feb 8, 2008, titled WBIR announces new morning anchor team. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

Starting in early March, Russell Biven will be getting up earlier, and he'll have some company.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WBIR Knoxville.


Morristown, TN

#86 Feb 8, 2008
Ben, Ben, Ben, Why are you leaving? I will miss you so much. You have been a joy to watch the past three years. Good luck in all your future endevors.
cookin good

Maryville, TN

#87 Feb 8, 2008
watefan wrote:
I don't watch channel 10 anymore. They seem to attract the sillyest news crews, and often have problems pronouncing words. Michelle Silva was a joke, then we got Abby Ham? They replaced Ted Hall with that pathetic guy who can't read? I have switched to wate and enjoy it alot more!
then why are you on their forum?
Charter Vol

Waynesboro, TN

#88 Feb 8, 2008
Fiscal Responsibility wrote:
I just fell out of my chair!
You have gone from being very annoying to becoming quite humorous with the "way you roll".
<quoted text>
I do moderate a popular message board.
cookin good

Maryville, TN

#89 Feb 8, 2008
Kelli Parker left channel 8 to become a drug rep. Not enough pay and very few hours with her sons and both her boys are very young, but after watching the video I am lead to believe that Ben was let go and is only staying until the new anchor is able to transfer in...he doesn't know what he is gonna do or where he is gonna go? It does sound kind of fishy to me.

Medford, WI

#90 Feb 8, 2008
You are losing a very Good person,I enjoy watching Ben.Russell is another good person.Now if you could replace Beth on Live at Five you would have a good show,and Michelle on Sytle.

Medford, WI

#91 Feb 8, 2008
Having read these comments,how could anyone say that Michelle,Beth or Cansanda is any good at all.They all are SO FAKE.Ben did a great job on the morning news,you need a little humor in the work place.I don't know how Robin can work with John Becker.Channell 10 just keeps losing good people.I agree with some people that Russell can not keep up this pace.If Robin leaves Channel 10 will lose alot of viewers.GOOD LUCK,BEN

Greenback, TN

#92 Feb 8, 2008
I am sorry to see you go Mike, but wish you and your family an exciting adventure! Best wishes for your happiness!

Johnson City, TN

#93 Feb 8, 2008
WBIR is the juvenile's news. Made by and for simpletons.

All of these folks combined don't make the beginnings of a pimple on Bill Williams butt.

Knoxville, TN

#94 Feb 8, 2008
WVLT tough guy

Waynesboro, TN

#96 Feb 8, 2008
It don't matter no how cos none of those NBC types can fight no good no way.
Sharon Myers

Temecula, CA

#97 Feb 8, 2008
Ben is married? You're kidding right?
Roger Smith

United States

#98 Feb 8, 2008
Let me guess... another burned out news anchor planning on using their familiar face and teleprompter reading ability to make it big in pharmaceutical sales. Previous examples: Seth Grossman, Bret Dark, and Kelli Parker. Who will be next?

Since: Jan 08


#99 Feb 8, 2008
Channel 10 has always been my choice for local news. I miss the people when they leave, but can see where they might want to go to a larger market.

Russell is very popular with folks, because they can relate to his goof-ups, just like all the rest of them. They can't be perfect. Even Brian Williams will mess up. I just get a chuckle when I catch someone in a mistake. Vindicates me.

I like them all, but I have to say Beth and Russell are my favorite, along with sweet Miss Robin. And I've always been a fan of Ted.

Please be kinder. Why would anyone say such negitive things about people they don't even know.


#100 Feb 8, 2008
Sorry to see you leave Ben!! Good luck to you and your wife. Russell has a GREAT personality and will do fine. I too miss Ted Hall!! These people are in our homes everyday and they become FAMILY and it's sad when one of them moves away.
Fiscal Responsibility

Ringgold, GA

#101 Feb 8, 2008
Are you serious????????
Charter Vol wrote:
<quoted text>
I do moderate a popular message board.

United States

#102 Feb 8, 2008
Ben is great. He is comfortable to watch...
Abby Hamm was not so...too much makeup & too many bad hair days. When she arrived I quit watching & when Abby left I started to watch again. Well Russell will do a good job. He is funny and seems like family. Hopefully the new kid will be compatable.It is great to see people do better, but it sure is tough getting used to new ones.

Bensalem, PA

#103 Feb 8, 2008
JUST NEWS wrote:
SO I can assume you are not from around these parts???? Remember Eddie Ellis? They also had a black female sports newscaster a few years back and she even did the broadcast on tv a few times (GASP!).
And wasn't there another black female reporter other then the sports girl?

United States

#104 Feb 8, 2008
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Yarbrough is pretty good...McCloud is horrid! She misprounounces everything and her lack of general knowledge is appalling. She would make a perfect weather girl (see Julya Johnson)
She is from LaFollete.
preservation is important

Morristown, TN

#105 Feb 8, 2008
Chaka Khan would also be a wonderful addition to the morning news.
Betty Schaefer

Utica, KY

#106 Feb 8, 2008
Sure will miss you. Why when we get to like someone they have to move on. I wish you and your wife good luck and lots of happiness. God bless you muchly.

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