Gables, who has also worked at TV stations in Oklahoma City, Detroit, New York and Dallas, joins the team next month. Her first day at work will be March 5 and she will being anchoring soon after.
Veteran anchor Davis died suddenly of a stroke in December.
News director Steve Doerr, in a follow-up email, said Gables has been on his radar for awhile.
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In related news, Gurvir Dhindsa will remain and become a permanent co host with Gables. Dhindsa – a former Fox 5 “Good Day Atlanta” host over two stints – joined the morning show last October on a temporary basis.
Karyn Greer, who has been subbing in during mornings since Davis passed, has been named head of community outreach. The new general manager Lyle Banks, who joined the station a month ago, has told staff that community engagement will be a top priority and Greer fits the bill. “Karyn’s contact list is a who’s who of Atlanta,” wrote Doerr in a memo to staff today.
Greer, who has been an investigative reporter and noon anchor for the station the past three years, will stay on as noon anchor. She worked at what was known as WGNX-TV (which became CBS46) from 1989 to 1999 and 11Alive from 1999 to 2015.
Gables was once married to a member of 1990s R&B group Color Me Badd (“I Wanna Sex You Up,” “I Adore Amour”) named Bryan Abrams.
She spent three years at WCBS-TV in New York from 2003 to 2006 and four years at WFAA8 in Dallas from 2010 to 2014. She has been with a Shreveport station KTBS-TV for about 19 months as evening anchor.
From 2007 to 2010, she was also host of Black Enterprise magazine’s nationally syndicated program “Black Enterprise Business Report,” reaching black households in more than 200 markets.
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