Longtime CBS Atlanta anchor/reporter Jennifer Mayerle has announced today that she’s accepted a new position at CBS affiliate WCCO in Minneapolis. Mayerle has been at the Atlanta station for eight years and in that time she has covered a number of high profile stories including complaints against ParkAtlanta, possible fraudulent sale of smoke detectors to the Atlanta Fire Department and the Braves relocating to Cobb County just to name a few.
Mayerle made the announcement to followers of her Facebook page, she wrote;
Well friends, my time in Atlanta is coming to a close. It's been an incredible 8 years working at CBS Atlanta. I've been given opportunities that exceeded my expectations, worked with talented people and grown as a journalist and person. And soon, I'm heading home - home to take a reporting position at WCCO in Minneapolis. It's the station where I had my first internship, the station I grew up watching, and the station I wanted to work at if I ever decided to live and work in Minneapolis. While bittersweet, I couldn't be more excited to be joining such a great team. I have plenty more stories to tell in the two months before I say 'so long' to the South. To those in Atlanta, don't be a stranger. To those in Minnesota, see you soon.
Jennifer Mayerle is joining a growing number of popular on-air talent to leave the station recently. Morning anchor Brandon Rudat was let go back in July. Before leaving it looked as if the station were testing the waters with pairing Rudat with evening news anchor Stephany Fisher in two primetime newscasts. A month before Rudat’s departure JaQuitta Williams left citing on her Instagram account that CBS Atlanta was, “moving in a different direction.”
Jennifer Mayerle has won a number awards including a Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy. Before working at CBS Atlanta, Mayerle as a weekend anchor/reporter at WKRG-TV in Mobile, Alabama, KWES-TV in Midland and Odessa, Texas.