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WWAY NewsChannel 3 welcomes George Elliott back to Wilmington TV

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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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YEA GEORGE!!! I am SO

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

Folks: if indeed it is

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?

george elliott

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????

Oh No!

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!

I agree!!!!!!

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!!!!

George Elliot

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!!!!

JERRY!!!

JERRY! JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!

George

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

Huh?

I would think valuable prayers would be better used elsewhere...

George

Maybe we should pray for George to leave? AMEN!

Tacky George

Tacky!

This word says it all when describing George.

George

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

Can it be????

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!!

George

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!!!

coming from a long time WECT viewer

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!

Hooray!

Really?!! He was always so accurate!

PROTEST!!!!

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

George

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!

WELCOMING BACK GEORGE E!!!

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

OKAY

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!

George

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!"

Great news. It'll be great

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

George

I'm so glad he will be back on the air! I like that he prides himself on the accuracy of his forecast and his community involvement. Plus, he is a real weatherman with a distinct personality, not a cookie cutter generic tv guy.

George

Welcome back! Glad to have you!

George

The day George comes back as the weatherman will be my last day to watch WWAY.

George Idiot

Many will leave when he begins showing his face again ,, not just a few,,, duhhh... what was you thinking wway ????

Prior to calling someone an idiot.....

You may want to be able to put together a proper sentence. What ARE you thinking, not "What was you thinking" Your entire post makes you look like a complete moron. Try again buttercup.

Goodbye

I am sure WWAY will not fold up tent when you stop watching.

AMEN!!

AMEN!!

Amen

It is very sad to watch a person try so hard to be funny when they don't have it in them. He shouldn't try to be cute or tell jokes.