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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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Jim

July 24th, 2009
12:50 pm

I miss Laura! Gee, one of the highlights of the news day that I looked forward too, and CBS46Atlanta has to mess it up. (Of course, they ruined the early morning show too by fiddling with it over the past year. Mike Brooks should be regular stand up and not try to be the funny guy. Neither he nor Tracye nor Jennifer should be doing features or fill in on regular news.)

Debbie

July 27th, 2009
8:43 am

Laura added style and dignity to your news and weather in the morning. It is so sad that your values are limited to what a person looks like. I don’t know what Dagmar offered, at least Jennifer has a personality,,,,Anyway it made it easy for my husband and I to change the station….you have a great day. By the way it is not all that fun in the morning (other than Jennifer perhaps you need to revamp the whole crew).

bob supreme

July 28th, 2009
9:29 am

This station must be in serious ratings trouble if vacuous,unqualified Dagmar is the best they can do for weather. I guess all you need to be successful on this station is be an airhead, wear tight clothes, buy a bottle of red hair dye and make spastic hand gestures. That gaggle of buffoons in the mornings is bad enough!

justin

July 30th, 2009
7:55 pm

Laura always did a good job on the weather, but at least we have a little comedy with Dave Schwartz! I mean come on! I’m tired of all the serious weather people. I never watch CBS Atlanta news except for when Dave is on. He’s the best!

Gary

August 3rd, 2009
12:47 pm

Justin??? What plantet are you from? Dave Schwartz has absolutely no personality
and can’t complete three sentences in a row without stumbling and hunting for the
right words. By the time his weathercast is over, people wonder for ten minutes what
the heck he said, thereby missing the news all together. Since I’ve quit watch ch. 46
my mind has cleared considerably.

I only wish Laura was back and she did the whole
newscast by herself. She would be worth whatever they paid her to get her back..
However, I’m afraid she would never lower herself to work for such idiots again.

Dave is NOT FUNNY!!! He’s STUPID!!!!!!!!!

justin

August 14th, 2009
1:17 pm

LOL. Well I guess you are happy Mr. Gary now that Dave is gone.

MsMary

August 15th, 2009
7:08 pm

Laura was the best in the Atlanta area.

J. Steven

August 17th, 2009
11:57 pm

I’ve traveled this country extensively, and have seen many TV weather people – male and female, from large markets to small. Laura H. was an absolute gem that will be sorely missed. Her competent delivery, meteorlogical knowledge, combined with her movements and grace and stage presence blow away any other TV weather personality in the Atl market. Her great smile and Southern charm and personality made her broadcasts absolutely enjoyable to watch. I don’t know what focus group, or off-centered consulting org advise 36 not to work out a mutually agreeable contract, but again, they were way off point. Dagmar will be what Laura is in about 10 to 12 years – if even then. And yes, Dagmar’s voice is a little grating, but it her over the top delivery where she trys to be so cute and folksy that really gets me. Laura’s natural stage presence was so real, plus she had a great sense of humor, and she invited you into her delivery. Dagmar – not so much. She’s trying, but she has so far to go to equal what Laura did just by being Laura. A big miscalcuation. I won’t be watching 36 weather anymore either.

J. Steven

August 18th, 2009
12:52 am

Oooopps. I mean CBS 46 (too many cities and too many stations.)

Auggie

August 25th, 2009
10:39 am

Huckabee, was/is hot. Not only is she hot, she was smart. There is nothing better than a hot, smart woman. So long CBS Atlanta hello WSB TV

William Jefferson Clinton

August 25th, 2009
11:16 pm

I was hoping to have a manage-a-trois with Dagmar and Laura and myself. Oh,CBS 46 you have ruined my fantasy, are you happy!! And what’s with the goof ball you have doing the weather in the morning, good God, you have stop even caring ,if I watch.

phillip

August 28th, 2009
3:17 am

Laura was great, and I miss her. I think Dagmar is great too, and adds some of the best cleveage shots I think I’ve ever seen in the history of Atlanta weather TV. What’s more, I spoke to Dagmar at the Alabama-Florida game last December, and found her to be a very nice person, very gracious, and a good sport around a bunch of horny, somewhat lubed up football fans. She was laughing and having a great time with her camera crew. Beautiful lady, and was struck by how short she is. But Laura’s fine too.

Band Groupie

September 1st, 2009
7:36 am

Several years ago, there was such an outpouring of community support for Laura when her daughter was born. We followed Laura’s pregnancy day to day as she delivered her accurate forecasts on the early morning program. She is a very attractive and highly intelligent woman who has furthered her education not only with her degree in meteorology from Mississippi State but a Masters degree from Kennesaw State University and still continues to further her education. On October 16, 2005, Ms. Laura Huckabee performed with the Callanwolde Concert Band narrating the selection, “Broadway Journey” (she loves Broadway musicals). She diligently made every rehearsal leading up to the concert while “juggling” baby sitters for her daughter in order to fulfill her commitment to the band. It was a wonderful community service effort presented by this fine musical organization and her. The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center was filled to “over capacity” for that concert and Laura graciously met with audience patrons during the intermission before she had to run back to the station to deliver the 6 PM weekend weather cast. Only best wishes and the good fortune can be extended to this remarkable talent (and her beautiful daughter) with a flair of southern charm!

Chad

September 6th, 2009
3:23 pm

What’s really sad is that old, boring, uninspiring men like John Pruitt still have a job. Just imagine an older, boring, average-looking woman still commanding big bucks in broadcast journalism. LOL! Her butt would have out the door years ago.

Older men, like Pruitt, make no attempt to enhance their wrinkled faces. And of course women in broadcast journalism, know that their butt is out the door if they don’t have plastic surgery.

Kirk

September 6th, 2009
3:46 pm

Have you seen the new Jag? Wow! Real nice!

Just visualize the new Jag–sleek, sexy, shapely, nice chassis, and nice headlights.

But let’s not forget the awesome:

JAGUAR HUBCAPS

You just know Dagmar drives the new Jaguar.

Laura Huckabee drives a 1967 Cougar.

George W. Bush

September 6th, 2009
7:10 pm

you say dagmar midcap fills out a sweater. well. what ever rocks ur boat.

i ben in your butiful city and i like that there new fellar brad nitz. nice yung man if i sey so meself.

i do feel sorry for that laura huckabee. i know another laura that lost her job. she lost hers in january. just tell that there laura huckabee to get plastic surgery. the laura i know did. dang. golly. she aint doin too bad now. dang. golly. writin a book and fixin to make some big loot. big loot. big loot. [ drool ]

justin

September 6th, 2009
10:12 pm

Dave’s back tonight! Don’t know for how long.

Need a job

September 7th, 2009
1:36 pm

Today is Labor Day. Swell! Wonderful!

Why should there even be a weather forecast on this Labor Day?

We all know the weather forecast: ‘Stormy Weather.’

Anthony chiappa

September 20th, 2009
8:28 pm

To All The Comments,
listen we all love Laura . I Don’t know much about her . Let’s all give a chance to Dagmar And Cris Martinez. they are trying so hard what they do and you should give them a Chance. I don’t know why they got rid of Laura ? Let’s give a chance to Dagmar and Cris Please welcome them . if they were sitting at home watching all of you and see what you can do . then you should shut your mouths . can all of you do better job then Dagmar? then shut up let the young lady my age do her job. Amen

Danny Connell

October 1st, 2009
10:02 pm

Good luck Laura! You will definitely be missed by your many fans

Jean

October 4th, 2009
11:21 pm

Laura was the ONLY reason I ever tuned to Ch 46. 46 has a thing for hiring phonies and fake smiles. Sickening. Dagmar is the worst of all. I never even look at all now. Please, Atlanta Stations, take notice, Grab Laura.

Jim

October 13th, 2009
4:50 pm

I miss Laura! (I don’t know who is doing the hiring / firing at 46 but they need to have some sense slapped into them. Yes, I like Dagmar. But not to the point of shoving Laura out the door.) Sure, she’s cute and sexy and a pleasure to see and be around…. but she is also very professional and Very Personable! I wish her the best future possible and am betting she’ll even land something better than channel 46 could offer; and with better treatment.

Deputy Chester

November 7th, 2009
7:11 pm

Someone may have already corrected Bulldog Bubba but Pam Martin was on Channel Two. Linda Faye, a cute bubbly blonde, was on Channel Five and Gail Janus was on Channel Eleven….

David Goldsmith

January 3rd, 2010
8:52 pm

I met Laura a few weeks ago and she is a very nice person. I enjoyed speaking with her and want to wish you the best of luck. David

David Goldsmith

January 3rd, 2010
8:54 pm

I met Laura a few weeks and she is a very nice person. I enjoyed speaking with her and want to wish her the best of luck. David

Allen DuPree

January 7th, 2010
3:30 am

Laura was a far cry from what they have now, the only TRUSTED professional 46 had . And now they have that idiot trained monkey in the mornings probably the stupidest person I have ever seen on atlanta tv news. I guarantee when severe weather comes through NOBODY that cares about their family turns to 46 .I don’t care how pretty you think dagwood is and that morning idiot THEY HAVE NO EXPERIENCE> GOOD LUCK LAURA >>>YOU ARE MISSED

Bruce quit watching 46

January 17th, 2010
11:48 pm

I totally agree Laura was the best thing 46 had going for them . The new station manager a yankee from New York has fired every one and surrounded himself with what “he” thinks is a lot of young attractive women for his own perverted amusement around the office.And that idiot ding dong doing the morning weather …well I have no Idea unless she just gives good head.I agree when the weather turns bad NOBODY is watching 46 in Atlanta.They should ask themselves a “tough” question like WTF.

Former CBS46 viewer

January 23rd, 2010
7:08 pm

CBS46 IS LOSING VIEWERS. YOU HAVE A WEATHER GIRL – DAGMAR WHO DOSN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE WEATHER OTHER THAN READING WHAT IS GIVEN TO HER. CBS46 GOT RID OF THE BEST METEOROLOGIST TEAM LAURA HUCKABEE AND GENE NORMAN. THEY MADE A GREAT PAIR. GOOD LUCK LAURA!! CBS WILL NEED A LOT OF LUCK IF THEY WANT THEIR VIEWERS BACK.

Thelastnativestillhere

January 26th, 2010
6:22 pm

Dagmar is as good as she is hot. Laura has a BROADCAST Meteorology Degree, quite different from a Meteorology Degree. The Southeast Weather Service gives ALL Atlanta TV stations weather readers the low down on incoming weather. Not to mention Dagmar was no rookie weather girl she had experience in Canada. Besides, I’m happy I don’t have to hear Laura ever pronounce temperature as “Tampacheer”. One thing to remember about Atlanta Weather news, it seems difficult for them to predict dawn much less a storms path.

46 sucks

January 28th, 2010
6:32 am

No matter what 46 is sure the loser station in Atlanta weather, i agree completely no one in their right mind would tune in or stay on 46 if severe weather was threatening their families/lives. And that chub idiot in the morning is just the unprofessional and unbelievable in any capacity and some of the childish things she does trying to be “funny” are simply inane antics of an idiot.
WHO or WHAT is running that station. In fact laura was the ONLY professional on that whole morning show.Dagmar’s looks have nothing to do with experience and she has NONE , she and porky together don’t make one good meteorologist/weather forecaster

Kyle 4 Laura

January 28th, 2010
11:16 pm

I think it is hilarious that nobody even calls that goofy morning “girl” by name. They say Laura is sexy and professional and Dagmar fills out a sweater but nobody even bothers to call ‘dumpy” by name ..What a joke… Lmao

john parker

February 2nd, 2010
2:51 pm

i miss seeing laura huckabee on atlanta tv wny does she go to wsb tv she could work on the weekends and that way there can take it easy on the guy that works on the weekend that way he would not have to work so long hours on the weekend because she is real good at her job and atlanta does not need to lose her

my name is Earl

February 4th, 2010
9:10 pm

Kinda missing the point there aren’t you …She IS gone , and has been. Why doesn’t this dip that wrote this article say where she IS ? Laura was a class act and sexy as hell AND most importantly she ACTUALLY KNEW about what she was talking about and people trusted her.UNLIKE now where EVERYONE turns the channel when severe weather comes in.The Hooters girl does a fine job reading a TelePrompter and just watching those silly ass promos is enough to know not to listen to that idiot morning girl,no boobs , no talent, no experience, no personality….WTF. We miss you Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Worthen Bank Teller

February 10th, 2010
10:50 pm

Laura, Arkansas misses you still. I happened to type in your name and found this site talking about you leaving whatever station it is. There loss. Amazing to see you havent changed in 15+ years. If you remember me, look me up on facebook and lets chat.

laurais ahottie

February 10th, 2010
11:16 pm

It is definitly Atlanta’s loss .Too bad there wasn’t an open slot on one of the other stations but they keep their people unlike 46 who seems to change with the weather ,no loyality to viewers or employee’s . Laura i don’t kow if you bother with sites like this but if you should happen to ,MANY people were sad to see you gone and quite disappointed in the way you were treated , they never even mentioned you left or thanked you like professionals would normally.
dagmar is along way from filling your shoes professionally or as a sexy , classy lady. I can’t help but notice how many times the word idiot is used to describe the morning girl, I don’t know if she is an idiot(she was smart enough to get in with the station mgr.) but she is silly and unprofessional. Good Luck Ms. Laura.

Sonia

February 12th, 2010
8:15 pm

I’m not sure if these blogs account for anything but I MISS Laura. I absolutely loved Laura Huckabee and she is the ONLY reason why I watch CBS news. I remember her doing the morning bit now we have that ANNOYING Jennifer or whatever her name is… doing the am weather and Dagmar doesn’t really bother me as she seems personable enough. I hate that it had to come between Laura and Dagmar -HATE that Dagmar doesn’t have an appropriate degree. What the heck is that???!!!! At any rate, I STOPPED watching CBS news. AGAIN I ONLY WATCHED FOR LAURA!!!! NOW YOU HAVE THIS ANNOYING MORNING METEOROLOGIST and I won’t comment on DAG because she seemed to have been mistreated by Tracey in the morning when she used to do the morning news before she moved to the evening. Didn’t like that at all. I could tell there was tension there. Needless to say I no longer watch CBS news. I’ve switched to ABC. CBS WAKE UP YOU’RE LOSING VIEWERS!!!!! GET LAURA BACK AT WHATEVER COST.

46isGoingAlternative

February 15th, 2010
3:17 pm

It seems to me that 46 has either had a change in upper management or they are aiming toward a different audience.
Laura came across as having family values. At least her “on-air” personality seemed to lean in that direction. She had to go… I hated to see her go as I thoroughly enjoyed her forecast and occassionally having fun on the show. There was a time when she had to work ‘words of the day’ into her forecast. Someone who was not comfortable and confident in their ability would not be able to do such things and still present the weather in a professional yet fun manner.

I watched as Dagmar came in and they pushed Laura to nights…then weekends. It was apparent that they were attempting to frustrater her to possibly leaving on her own.

Then, Dagmar moved to nights and they hire young and naive Valdez.

They start a skit (the last time I actually sat and watched the show as a regular) with some cross-dressing idiot from a local radio show to do celebrity gossip. Come on…really? I was trying to eat breakfast! Reminded me of Arsenio Hall’s short cross-dressing scene in “Coming to America”. At least his was intended for humor.

I later happen by the show one morning and there is now a male hispanic weatherman who obviously prefers gentle-men. Who knows…maybe the V103 “gal” is his significant other.

Suddenly it is clear to me. This show is going to be primarily geared toward entertaining the gay community and is slowly moving that direction.

Mike will be next to go.

This is not intended to be anti-anything or offensive in any way.

It is simply my opinion of seeing how the show is progressing and apparently moving toward a different target audience…slowly.

I liked Mike and Tracy. Sure Mike is goofy, but I enjoyed seeing someone my age act as if they still enjoyed having fun in life.

I personally will never watch their morning show again.

Hot Rod

March 2nd, 2010
6:54 am

Seems Huckabee has been tossed to the side for a younger women. Someone mentioned Pam Martin well it seems she’s been tossed aside for a younger woman too. Don’t know that much about Huckabee but Pam Martin was da bomb in her younger years. As a young man I didn’t care about the news; I watched because Pam’s red hair turned me on to no end! Mom thought I was interested in “world affairs.”

googled

March 3rd, 2010
9:40 am

I have looked and looked for something about Laura for the longest time , jus now i tried a google search and this site popped up , strange no other search engine had it. Still doesn’t say where she is now.
Anyway I agree Laura was treated as unprofessional as I have ever seen.She WAS channel 46 in Atlanta.She had a comfortable presence in front of the camera witty , pretty and professional and if something went wrong like it does on live tv laura wouldn’t miss a beat and if it was her gaff she had no problem laughing at herself , that took confidence and professionalism.
Dagmar Midcap(is that a real name?) is nothing but a pretty ‘weather girl’ which would be fine if we were watching “King of the Hill”.
And LORD “annoying” is sure the way to describe that morning girl , she is usually doing anything but giving a weather forecast from what Ive seen, I tried to watch but no one could sit through an entire show that early , Stupid. something or some one definitely changed about a year or so ago around there. They are obviously not from the south , and don’t have much respect for veteran employee’s or the viewers intelligence here. Add me to the “list” of I’ll never watch again, which is a shame because CBS has most of the good programs.
I don’t know if these blogs mean anything either . obviously not much. But Laura if you should stumble across this page I hope you feel loved and Appreciated. YOU WERE!!

bob owens

March 6th, 2010
8:31 pm

loved laura huckabees feet very hot

ANYBODY ELSE

March 16th, 2010
11:57 pm

I hate losing Laura and I wish she would come back , I don’t watch 46 weather but I do watch cbs programming and I would PAY someone to smack that STUPID , INANE ULGY ASS morning girl in the face with a bat , to stop her from doing promos without warning , I can’t find the remote in time to get her off my tv . GOD I HATE THE MORON SILLY ASS STUPID FREAKIN UGLY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!