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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -– After two years away from his adopted home, George Elliott is back in Wilmington and back on TV at WWAY NewsChannel 3.

“I’m really excited,” Elliott said. “I missed Wilmington. I moved to Kentucky to be near my brother. That was nice, but I realized this was home, so I moved back. I’m really grateful to WWAY for giving me the chance to get back to doing something I love: being part of this incredible community.”

Elliott spent 14 years on TV in the Port City before moving on at the end of 2008. During his time in Wilmington he created a very loyal following, evidenced by the comments WWAY has received during a recent “Coming soon…” promotional campaign, which never showed his face, but gave viewers a hint with his silhouette and trademark peace sign. Many viewers quickly figured out it was him and said they were happy about his return.

“Everywhere I went people told me how excited they were that I was coming back, which was really nice, but I had to kinda play coy with them,” Elliott said. “I’m glad now I can finally talk to them about it.”

Elliott is, of course, best known in the area for his work as a meteorologist. And while he will from time to time add his expertise to the WWAY StormTrack 3 Weather Team, his main duties will be representing WWAY in the community through his “Live with George” segments around the region.

“We have a great news team and a great weather team in place. George’s presence and personality are the icing on the cake,” WWAY News Director Scott Pickey said. “You simply cannot dispute his power to draw people in, and that’s very exciting to us as we continue to work to grow our product and audience. We’re also excited to help George get back to work in the place he loves. It’s a win-win.”

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195 Comments on "WWAY NewsChannel 3 welcomes George Elliott back to Wilmington TV"


Guest
2015 years 9 months ago

Great news. It’ll be great to have George back. Thanks!!!!

Guest
2015 years 9 months ago

I hope it isn’t who it appears to be! I didn’t like him on channel 6, and don’t feel he’ll fit in with the great crew on WWAY. Why mess with a good thing. Hopefully, if it is him, he’ll be the morning weatherman and leave Jerry where he is!!!!!!! I believe in the adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

Guest
2015 years 9 months ago

GEORGE ELLIOT IS COMING TO WWAY…..OKAY WECT READ IT AND WEEP. I WONDER IF FRAN LIKES ALL THIS NEGATIVE FEEDBACK ON WEDT. WELCOME GEORGE, JUST TRY SOME NEW JOKES THIS GO AROUND!

blossom958
2015 years 9 months ago

George is obnoxious and he actually thinks his joking around is funny—-never saw anyone else laughing. We need to stop fixing what is not broken—-WWAY has a fantastic news/weather group. I never go to Channel 6 for anything any more because it is the same old faces in the news room—-old ideas and people mispronouncing words. So whay is WWAY going with someone who does not bring a fresh prospective to the airways???? SAY IT AIN’T SO!!!!

JoAnn Dixon
2015 years 9 months ago

WELCOMING BACK
GEORGE E!!!!!!!!!

 

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