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If you’re wondering what happened to Laura Huckabee on WGCL…

After 10 years, WGCL-TV meteorologist Laura Huckabee has left the station. “We didn’t come to agreement” for a new contract, she said, without being specific why.

She said she’d “love to stay in television… my agent is looking across the country. I’m going to see what happens.”

Over the past couple of years, the station has given its marketing dollars and prime time slots to Dagmar Midcap. What did Huckabee think of Dagmar? “I think management is very very pleased with Dagmar and what she does. And that’s all I would to care say about her.”

Do you feel a chill in the air?

Huckabee has a broadcast meteorology degree from Mississippi State and a masters in science from Kennesaw State University. Here was her bio on the WGCL Web site:

Laura Huckabee is the meteorologist for CBS Atlanta’s weekend news and reports on weather-related stories for the CBS Atlanta evening newscasts.
Laura always tries to incorporate “fun” into everything she does. That’s obvious in the way she always puts an upbeat spin into her weather forecasts and reports.
She loves taking a little southern charm to the Big Apple. She has filled in for the weather staff on the CBS Early Show and CBS Saturday Early Show.
Outside of work, Huckabee enjoys running, rollerblading, attending theatre and opera, watching old movies and foreign films.
Laura started her career as a news anchor in Arkansas but quickly made the transition to weather. She graduated from Arkansas State with a degree in Elementary Education and later obtained a second degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State. She is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.

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atl1000

June 23rd, 2009
11:29 am

i met miss huckabee a few years back and let’s just say she is NOT a very nice person. but best wishes to her and bless her heart!

Najeh Davenpoop

June 23rd, 2009
12:04 pm

Jealous of Dagmar, big surprise.

Erk

June 23rd, 2009
12:05 pm

Laura Huckabee always looked like Iggy Pop with a boob job to me.
More Dagmar is a good thing.

Attn: Mr. Rodney Ho

June 23rd, 2009
12:26 pm

Check your quote, I find it hard to believe LH said: “…And that’s all I would care say about her.” Are you sure it wasn’t “…all I would care to say about her.”?

rondell

June 23rd, 2009
2:16 pm

Laura Huckabee is the best WGCL had. I think they made a huge mistake letting her go. And I think WCCL is wrong to give such star status to Dagmar Midcap who doesn’t have meteorological certification. Laura does, and can calculate the forecast, not just read it.

We miss you Laura!

tulla

June 23rd, 2009
2:16 pm

she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to cbs atlanta weather! i’m glad i can now change the channel!

Laura Lover

June 23rd, 2009
2:23 pm

I’ll miss that hot little cougar milf!

Carl Os

June 23rd, 2009
2:25 pm

Answer: Laura Huckabee
Question: What a local realtor would look like if placed on tv. Stiff and contrived.

dwayne

June 23rd, 2009
2:29 pm

The weather department at WGCL is the biggest joke in the southeast. Dagmar has no degree in weather or any certifications from any weather organizations… her only certification is to fill out a sweater. iF that is the best WGCL can come up with…. Atlanta will continue to watch WSB when bad weather rolls through.

Erk

June 23rd, 2009
2:43 pm

dwayne says of Dagmar ” her only certification is to fill out a sweater”.

And she graduated magna cum laude!

bulldog bubba

June 23rd, 2009
2:45 pm

Can we go back 30 years and remember a pretty young weather girl at channel 5? Does any body remember Pam Martin? How everbody thought she was the hottest thing in weather?It proves you don’t need talent in what you do to suceed.I know that will offend some but Pam’s transition to news reading is not much better than her forecasts from all those ago.Dagmar’s situation is no different, channel 46 is just using her “talent” like channel 5 did with Pam Martin.The big difference now is the news readers back then were Forest Sawyer and Jim Axel.Channel 46 lacks good news readers to go along with Dagmar.If all you got is a weather girl to get people to watch your station you are pitiful!!!

Michael Henderson

June 23rd, 2009
3:40 pm

It’s a shame we couldn’t keep them both!!!

Steve

June 23rd, 2009
3:43 pm

What’s up with Weather Channel alum Dave Schwartz on WGCL?

Cantore

June 23rd, 2009
4:13 pm

Hucklesbee and Ballcap are non-stories here. As Steve said, how about TWC alum Dave Schwartz on WGCL? A real meteorologist and a REAL personality. That’s a solid pick up if he’s now truly part of the team!

George Jetson

June 23rd, 2009
4:19 pm

I’m so glad we have little Rodney Hoe to pester the TV people and exploit anything he can about them. He’s never once written a story that makes a TV personality look like a good person. Too bad he so bitter about being stuck at a paper I’m sure he’ll be laid off from soon. Poor little Rodney. Guess what? TMZ is not calling.

Mr Spacely

June 23rd, 2009
5:30 pm

JETSON!! GET BACK TO WORK!!!

lkjlkj

June 23rd, 2009
5:51 pm

hey dwayne, her major qualification may be the way she fills out a sweater, but my god, you have to concede she does a very impressive job of it! She also seems very personable & she comes across as a guy’s girl, both of which certainly help her. I’d guess she has a very high ‘q score.’ The only ‘tough questions’ going on in the WGCL newsroom are how far they can push promoting her without tripping into absurdity.

i too watch WSB when the severe weather rolls around, but i’d be lying if i said i’ve never switched to 46 just to see her. My wife gets a kick out of it… even if you don’t like her, you have to admit that if they got her doing the weather in jeans & a midriff-baring shirt and promoted it heavily, they’d jump to the top of the news ratings. Forecasting skills are not exactly mandatory for weather folks as long as they can read the NWS feed.

Laura was OK in a sorta “i’d do her” way but she wasn’t particularly memorable. I wish her luck.

Astro

June 23rd, 2009
6:15 pm

The weather promotion possibilities for Dagmar are endless..whenever it rains, have her give her report outside…in a tee shirt. For sweeps you could have theme weeks…Bikini Week….Sexy Librarian Week…..Catholic School Girl Week……

Laura Huckabee's #1 Fan

June 23rd, 2009
9:25 pm

What a sad day for Atlanta TV. They keep getting rid of the talent and holding on the the American Idol wannabe’s
as well as the OLD guard.
Laura was not only a beautiful face and smile to see on TV but a top rate talent as well.
MILF? Cougar? and all that, yes but isn’t a sexy lady with intelligence better than just someone that
fills out a sweater?

Brooke

June 23rd, 2009
9:31 pm

Rodney you tend to misquote people alot—-sorry but I really don’t believe she said that.

Jeff Brown

June 24th, 2009
6:24 am

I think it’s a shame not signing Laura to a new concract She wa a gem. She was really the only reason I watched on the weekedn sense all the have all day is payed programing which really sucks. Dave Swartch is a dud. He’s all really been fired from the weather chanel. I just think it’s a bad deal all the way alround.

phil

June 24th, 2009
6:56 am

I have never watched the weather on tv. I now watch Dagmar. Plus, I also know what the weather is going to be.

Super Paul Bonebreaker Barlow

June 24th, 2009
8:02 am

She’s fun, funny, and great-looking. Met her once, after a 5k race, as nice as she could be. Gave me a hug, even though I was a sweat-covered knucklehead. Hope all turns out great for her!

Ramblin Rick

June 24th, 2009
8:55 am

Leave Dagmar alone.. he she has alot of talent (2 of them). Haters!

Stewie Griffin

June 24th, 2009
10:39 am

She’s a no-talent ass clown!

adf

June 24th, 2009
12:35 pm

if Dagmar’s competition has to go up against this (http://tinyurl.com/992hhz), it’s hopeless from the get-go. Wow!

cgtlanta

June 24th, 2009
2:01 pm

Saddest day of my (sad little) life was when Dagmar switched to evenings. I used to look forward to waking up in the morning.

Jennifer Valdez helps, but there is only one Dagmar.

Best of luck Laura.

FairwayOaks

June 24th, 2009
4:14 pm

When Laura filled in on 680 for the weather report, it was just awful. Bordering on flat out uncomfortable. Weather report or not, this is still “entertainment.”

John Edwards

June 24th, 2009
5:51 pm

Laura is the sexiest of cougars that has ever appeared on Atlanta television.
Heck, I’d even think about leaving Elizabeth for that sweet thang Laura Huckabee!

U2

June 24th, 2009
8:06 pm

Dagmar is a balloon smuggling MAN.

Tom

June 25th, 2009
12:22 am

Well, I’ll miss Laura. A good looking little older blonde is a bad thing! Thought she did a pretty good job considering that Channel 46 probably doean’t have that big of a weather budget. Guess I’ll start watching Joanne Feldman on Channel 5 now.

DWH

June 25th, 2009
12:49 am

Men will stop using terms like “cougar” and “MILF” the same day that women stop using sexuality to get ahead in work and life. In fact, let me add “trophy wife” and “gold-digger” to the list while I’m at it. It’s certainly not all women, but it’s enough to warrant slang terms that are indeed rooted in bitterness.

Ramblin Rick

June 25th, 2009
7:20 am

Dagmar has wonderful “midcaps”.

RTibbs

June 25th, 2009
8:37 am

Dagmar good. Huckabee was devoid of any personalty. She was just boobs on a stick. Cougar funny I bet se wants everyone to think she is 30.

k

June 25th, 2009
3:00 pm

Dagmar is fugly.

The Real News

June 25th, 2009
3:20 pm

Why is 46 in last place in the ratings? Jokesters and boobsters.

thracer

June 25th, 2009
8:11 pm

YESS!!! the Dagmar Midcap fund in my 401k just went up 10%.
But I think both Dag and Laura are hot.

Gary

June 26th, 2009
10:35 am

Laura is, was and will always be the most beautiful woman to ever grace television in
Atlanta regardless of station. She also had the Class and personality to back it up. No
matter what the weather report, you always felt better for having those few moments to
listen to and observe the phenomenon she represented!

Bill

June 27th, 2009
3:40 pm

People will start watching 46 when they get a true met person. The entertainment valve goes only so far.

Mary

June 30th, 2009
9:34 pm

atl1000: I am taking a class with her at KSU and could not disagree with you more. She is VERY friendly and easy going!

David A.

July 6th, 2009
12:41 pm

What a big loss, hopefully she will land another TV gig in the Atlanta market. She will be missed.

Yes she was attractive, but of the three she was the only one that had both looks and smarts. She also delivered the weather with style and Southern grace.

Dagmar’s voice drives me crazy, like a pre-school teacher explaining how to color. She’d be a great ‘features’ reported, but is lost about weather.

Good luck Laura, you’re the best.

tv fan

July 11th, 2009
12:40 pm

Sorry to see her go – but close friends of hers have been very concerned about her “heavy drinking” for a long time…

Jennifer Thomas Alexander

July 14th, 2009
11:37 pm

Laura, you are missed in Jonesboro. Email sometime.

StevenCee

July 15th, 2009
6:18 am

I have to agree with David A., Dagmar is probably a nice woman, but her voice drives me crazy. I also don’t think a meteorology degree makes a whit of difference, the team at WSB are flat wrong far too much of the time, even right outside their studio! it’s become just a reading job these days, as they read the feeds from the US Weather Service, etc.& blah, blah, blah….

I sorely miss Laura Huckabee, she was sharp looking, had class & professionalism, and spoke very well. I won’t be watching the Ch. 9 news any more, that’s for sure.

Abe

July 19th, 2009
7:47 pm

Laura is one classy lady that will be missed.

Becky

July 19th, 2009
8:45 pm

My vote goes to Laura Huckabee. Dagmar is a little too fake for me.

MrVargas

July 19th, 2009
8:49 pm

I like Laura. She is older than the new girls but at least I can follow what she is saying. Dagmar jumps all over the place with a new graphic every 3 seconds. I don’t care for her unusual hand gestures either. Bring back Laura.

JOEL

July 20th, 2009
5:42 pm

I lived in Atlanta for 13 years. I moved back to Milwaukee to manage a salon. Maybe, Ms.Laura Huckabee would enjoy Milwaukee. Crazy weather and it is only 90 miles north of Chicago. Good luck Miss Laura! I miss Atlanta,but Milwaukee is my hometown. Plus,the lakefront is too nice.

Remond

July 20th, 2009
5:46 pm

It’s sad to see Laura go. I hope she gets another job in the Atlanta area. It find it unusual to see how they have Dagmar all over the web site and even billboards around town but none of the news anchors. What’s next, are they going to ask Dagmar to do the weather in a bathing suit while juggling midgets?

Spritz

July 21st, 2009
11:24 am

Laura was the best weather girl CBS had. I wish they would bring her back and get rid of that irritating Action Adam.