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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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Now you know how most of us feel when you do it. The sad thing is George knows his jokes are lame and you think yours are witty.

I don't have to try

I don't have to try to be funny, it just happens naturally. Don't be mad just because you fail at life.


To borrow one of your witty remarks,good comeback,not.

Guest fail

If it were my remark it would contain proper spacing and punctuation. You fail. Again.


Well, i have a reverse take on GE. I will watch AY more because I love him as a weatherman and tv personality.

Welcome Back Kotter...opps...I mean GE.

I love George... but that last comment was a plant.

Only people that work there say "AY." At least learn to talk like a layperson.




I'm 50-50 on this fella.

I respect his knowledge and passion for weather. Personallity can be a little abrasive at times though.

Alright, I'll go 60-40 in favor of him.

Welcome back.

I know that shadow!

No way!! That looks just like my favorite old weather guy George. He's such a hoot!


So, when is George Elliott's first official day on the air? Finally, the potential for accurate weather forecasting!


He was HARDLY least he wasn't any MORE accurate than any of the other meteorologists....meteorology shouldn't even be considered a science...its a JOKE


Accurate weather forecasting has returned to the region. In additon, to a wonderful gentleman coming back to our area. Welcome back George you were truly missed.

I know that guy. Welcome

I know that guy. Welcome back, GE!




I like the weather guy we already have don't let him go!! Jerry is the most down to earth guy and I would much rather watch him instead! George is SOOO annoying please don't make me have to watch him again!!
I'm pulling for you Jerry!!!