Kimberley Kennedy, host of “Hot Topics,” has left WSB-TV.
She was an anchor for several years on WXIA-TV and WSB-TV. But in 2000, after Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickey ended his wedding with her the day before it was set to happen, she took some time off and came back as host of “Hot Topics,” a weekly entertainment show on Saturday nights.
Kennedy earlier this year wrote a book about her experiences called “Left at the Altar.” (Thomas Nelson, $14.99). My colleague Rich Eldredge wrote about it in February.
Here’s part of Kennedy’s WSB bio:
Kimberley Kennedy started her career at the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour in Washington, D.C., before landing her first reporting job at WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia. She quickly moved up as weekend anchor and reporter for WSB-TV in Atlanta. She left Atlanta in 1992 to be the noon and 6 p.m. news anchor at KDFW-TV in Dallas. Two years later, she returned to Atlanta as the 5 p.m. news anchor and reporter at NBC affiliate WXIA-TV. During the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games that were held in Atlanta, she hosted her own daily talk show.
In 2000, Kimberley took a break from television but returned the next year to host and co-produce Hot Topics.
The show is syndicated in a few markets outside of Atlanta.