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WRAL picks new weekend morning anchor and promotes a meteorologist

WRAL’s Mikaya Thurmond alongside weekend morning co-anchor Bryan Mims.
WRAL’s Mikaya Thurmond alongside weekend morning co-anchor Bryan Mims. Mikaya Thurmond / WRAL

WRAL news director Rick Gall has announced that reporter Mikaya Thurmond will be the station’s new weekend morning anchor, starting in March.

Gall also announced that meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth has been promoted to weather executive producer.

Thurmond will take the spot to be vacated by Gina Benitez in March, working alongside co-anchor Bryan Mims.

Wilmoth is currently in her new role, a job previously held by Nate Johnson, who left the station in November for a position as Director of Weather Operations for NBCUniversal.

Thurmond, a native of Atlanta, has been with WRAL since 2015, coming from WTVC in Chattanooga.

Wilmoth has been a meteorologist at WRAL since 2012. She is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University.

Brooke Cain: 919-829-4579, @brookecain

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