CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – When the Olympics begin, Channel 3 Eyewitness will have an unprecedented amount of live coverage telling stories of local and regional interest from just outside Olympic Stadium in London.
Channel 3 has contracted with four journalists who will travel to London and report live for WRCB in Chattanooga. The reporters in London will be debriefed daily by Channel 3 anchors David Carroll and Cindy Sexton in the evening. Jed Mescon and LaTrice Currie will debrief the live reporters on Eyewitness News TODAY. In addition to a recap of the day's events, these live reports will give viewers in the Tennessee Valley updates on local and regional storylines.
Tracie Potts begins our coverage each morning and will report live from London between 5:30-6:00 a.m. weekdays. She joins our Olympics coverage team from the NBC affiliate in Washington, DC. Tracie covered the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and regularly reports from the TODAY Show. Tracie is no stranger to our area. Prior to joining NBC in 1997, Tracie was the morning and noon anchor for WATE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville.
Dave Wagner will then continue our coverage in the next hour with live repots from London between 6:30-7:00 a.m. He is the primary anchor for WRCB's fellow NBC affiliate in Charlotte. His work has garnered 33 Emmys and four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Phil Rogers will report live in the 5:00 p.m. newscast each weekday. Phil joins us from the NBC affiliate in Chicago where he is a veteran reporter. He has reported from war zones and the most significant news events in America over the last two decades. Phil has multiple Murrow and EMMY Awards to his name.
Mark Barger will report live in the 6:00 newscasts weekdays and weekends. He is a reporter for the NBC News bureau in Charlotte. Mark has been reporting on the London 2012 Olympics for affiliates all over the nation in the past few months.
More than 50 exclusive Live from London reports on Channel 3 begin Thursday, July 26 and continue through the Closing Ceremony on August 12. The Opening Ceremony is Friday, July 27.