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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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  • Guest1103

    I’ll be right there with you on that one! Don’t know why anyone would want to bring back George. SAVE JERRY! SAVE JERRY!

  • Guest1103

    Maybe we should pray for George to leave? AMEN!

  • Guest

    Ditto!!! (Except I’m 43)

  • Guesttoo

    I would think valuable prayers would be better used elsewhere…

  • Guest

    NO,NO,NO,NO!!!!! Send him back to wherever he’s been hiding or put him on the midnight thru 6 am shift. I can’t take it!!!!

  • mary

    why cant wway and wect leave things the way they are. wway has wect people and wect has wway people .

  • blossom958

    Cannot believe WWAY is taking in WECT’s old throwaways. WWAY has a great news/weather team. My grandfather said “don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.” Don’t put this obnoxious man in my face!!! Where will I surf when he comes on just to keep him out of my face!!!

  • Guest

    I’m so glad its George ! For all the people who don’t like him, I’m sorry cause at least he has a personality unlike most of the people that do the weather. I agree with the other person who said they will switch from WECT to WWAY because George is back, and I will be one of them also !

  • SurfCityTom

    here I thought it was Alred E Newman from MAD magazine

  • Guest

    Oh it’s HIM alright! We’d all recognize that shadow profile and peace sign anywhere! But, really? I thought that we were done with him in this area. NOT AGAIN????

  • Guest

    I’m 46 and have always been a WECT person as far as local news goes. I grew up watching Ken Murphy do the news and Jim Burns do the weather report. I got ready for school each morning with Wayne Jackson telling me what was going on in “Carolina in the Morning.” I remember watching Frances Weller on her 1st day as a news anchor. And from the early 1990’s until December 2008, I trusted George Elliot to give me an accurate weather forecast.

    So if George is coming to WWAY, he will accomplish what no other local news personality has been able to do…….ensure that I tune into WWAY every evening from 6 – 6:30pm. Welcome back George if it is indeed you.

  • Guest

    I have to agree with the person who commented about WECT going downhill. I’m really tired of the same ole same ole. They need a major shake up, new faces and the station manager needs to shut up. His my turn. . your turn is almost agressive and you never hear ‘your turn’ responses. WWAY has really improved in every aspect and it is enjoyable to watch them. The fact that George is coming back, in what ever capacity, is refreshing and I am anxious to see him again. Good choice.

  • Can’t believe

    Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the television.

    Why, why, why?

    If WWAY wanted to change something with the weather dept, why not juice up the radar and weather software?

    That would have been money well spent!

  • Eddie223

    Tacky!

    This word says it all when describing George.

  • Guest

    Folks: if indeed it is George, where does it say he’ll be doing weather? WWAY has a very talented team of meteorologists in place now. Chris came back to the station to do something completely different. Maybe George, if it is George, will too?

  • Guest13

    YEA GEORGE!!! I am SO thankful that he will be back!

  • Guestjoe

    Way to go George Elliot !

  • Guest

    Neither my husband or myself can stand to hear this guy talk. You can hardly understand what he is saying and his jokes are so corney it is pathetic. I will be switching to the competition. I don’t know why WWAY keeps changing things for the worst!

  • Guest

    JERRY! JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!

  • Guest

    Thank you, Jesus. Prayers are answered. Welcome back home! I don’t normally watch WWAY but I will now.

  • Jonathan

    Welcome back GE! Our family can’t wait to see back on the television.

  • Guest from Col Co

    I sure hope it is George! I have missed seeing him on the news! Finally, some accurate weather forecasting! There is no one better than George!!

  • blossom958

    I thought WWAY had finally gotten rid of the “peace sign.” Didn’t like him. He was not funny and his voice was irritating. Why would WWAY mess with the best weather/news in the area. Bad choice!!!

  • Office Fan

    I can’t tell you how excited I am by this announcement. You can consider me one WECT loyal follower who will be switching to WWAY because of George. I love the guy, glad to see him back in town!! Welcome back George!

  • barbara collins

    Glad to see George joining the WWAY team, is my favorite Jerry Jackson going to still be the weather man????? I sure hope so..Been watching Jerry, from day one!!!

  • Guest

    WHAAA?? Wait, you mean they AREN’T the same person?????????????????????

  • Guest

    Really?!! He was always so accurate!

  • Guest

    I will be standing outside your station with my SAVE JERRY poster if that happens!! Love you Jerry!!

  • teacherturnednurse

    I sure hope it is George! WECT has gone down hill in so many areas….I don’t know why I continue to watch. If it is George at WWAY, my TV channel will be changing for sure!

  • JoAnn Dixon

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

  • blossom958

    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!!!!

  • Guest

    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!

  • Guest

    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

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

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