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NeNe’s new job – as a morning-show personality

293.ad.NeneLeakes.RlHWAtlRn.120408Those of us in the media have a big time chronicling the “Housewives,” and now one of them seems to be joining us.

NeNe Leakes “will be joining the 11Alive morning crew this summer. She’ll be bringing her fun and sense of humor to some great entertainment and feature segments,” the station said.

We just got word that the Housewives will be shooting scenes for the upcoming season on Bravo tonight at Twist, if you’d like to stop by and gawk.

Leakes herself has been newsworthy lately, showing up at an event sporting a new nose. It’s unclear whether she’ll be discussing that on air, but if you miss her on WXIA you can catch her on Bravo.

“Her work at 11Alive will be documented by Bravo and part of the upcoming fall season of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ ” the station’s statement continued.

Leakes is already a published author, remember.

136 comments Add your comment

debra

May 25th, 2010
12:37 pm

Trash!! Not news worthy.

Andre

May 25th, 2010
12:37 pm

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Andre

May 25th, 2010
12:37 pm

Oh, that’s just not good!

J. J.

May 25th, 2010
12:37 pm

What is 11 Alive coming to? Who wants to see or hear this woman? Pleaseeeeee!!!!

DKNATL

May 25th, 2010
12:38 pm

Looks like WXIA needs to stop advertising their news programs as being better and balanced in Atlanta.

Train wreck coming thorugh!

Andy in Blairsville

May 25th, 2010
12:39 pm

It’s not like anyone watches channel 11 anyway.

NeNe is so ghetto she makes me want to vomit.

shelbydawkins

May 25th, 2010
12:40 pm

I believe she’s in the process of turning herself into a cracker?

Andy in Blairsville

May 25th, 2010
12:41 pm

I remember when Channel 11 was a legitimate news channel with a lot of viewers. Of course that was in the 1980’s when I was in middle school.

1gadawg

May 25th, 2010
12:44 pm

11Alive! The Homeboy Network!! …. click!

Orlando

May 25th, 2010
12:44 pm

I hope she takes some speech classes before her segments air, she can’t talk to save her life.

Shelly

May 25th, 2010
12:46 pm

Click…. me turning 11 Alive off. Being on RHOA is one thing, the news quite another.

Barbara

May 25th, 2010
12:48 pm

I love it! keep it real NeNe. My God continue to bless your endeavors. Dream Big….. Barbara

Andy in Blairsville

May 25th, 2010
12:48 pm

I believe she’s in the process of turning herself into a cracker?

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Do you mean the way Brenda Wood is turning her self into a “cracker” / white person?

How do black folks lighten their skin anyway? Funny how most of the ATL anchors are mysteriously becoming lighter lately.

Successful

May 25th, 2010
12:49 pm

Good for you Nene. I hope you do a good job and let no weapon formed against you prosper!!! You are making the money and they are doing the talking. You are being blessed!! That’s what happens when your enemies come to attack you.

Successful

May 25th, 2010
12:51 pm

@Andy, Brenda Woods is a minister of her own church and watch out because God does not let anyone form weapons against his children!!! Who wants to be anything other than what God intended for them to be anyway?

Pebblebeach

May 25th, 2010
12:55 pm

Will wait and see before I form an opinion…However, she is eweee on that housewife mess of a show…

Chelle

May 25th, 2010
12:56 pm

Ne-Ne deserves a chance at doing this just like anyone else. If she wasn’t on the RHOA all the negative comments wouldn’t come from people. We all have to make a living besides 11 ALIVE doesn’t see anything wrong with Ne-Ne working for them….DO WHAT YOU DO BEST NE-NE GET PAID AND WAVE AT YOUR HATERS AFTER YOU LEAVE THE BANK MAKING YOUR DEPOSIT…’GOOD LUCK’ :)

Chelle

May 25th, 2010
12:57 pm

^ 5 to you ‘SUCCESSFUL’ :0

are you kidding me?

May 25th, 2010
12:58 pm

A journalist? More like a hot ghetto mess! I am quite sure it will be for ratings. Let’s hope she can keep her foot out of her mouth!

kenbud

May 25th, 2010
12:59 pm

Gee. I wonder who is hoping to get experience in front of the camera so she can be a talk show host?

Charmaine18

May 25th, 2010
1:03 pm

Not sure if I want to view this. Channel 11 is drawing at straws to improve their ratings but this is not going to help.
There is way more negative about NeNe than positive. I nor my children will watch this.
This may have been nice for Lisa or the one who lost her fiance (forgot her name) but NeNe…nawwwwwwww
Bad Move Channel 11 >>>>>>>>> “click”

Viet Vet

May 25th, 2010
1:06 pm

Holy Cow!! 11 Alive what in the world are you doing?? your professionalism just went down the drain.

shae

May 25th, 2010
1:07 pm

11 alive don’t do it if u care about your ratings. . .

Andy in Blairsville

May 25th, 2010
1:09 pm

11 alive don’t do it if u care about your ratings. .
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That’s the point….they don’t have anywhere to go but up.

1gadawg

May 25th, 2010
1:13 pm

I hope she takes some speech classes before her segments air, she can’t talk to save her life.
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She must have been edumacated at one of those fine South Atl/Dekalb/Fulton schools!!

TEE

May 25th, 2010
1:15 pm

I love how the moto for Black people is “get paid” Hilarious!

Do you smell something?

May 25th, 2010
1:16 pm

A Mess! 11 alive sucks anyway!

TEE

May 25th, 2010
1:17 pm

Oh and by the way 11 alive officially just hit rock bottom. How could they possibly do this????

Queen Ebony Shontay Bonquiqui Sashay Washington

May 25th, 2010
1:19 pm

She blessed. She a comedian an she crazy. Why u all hatin? Jus cuz she mo talnted then u, u needs to stop disin her. she as craxy as miss monique and she beatiful to. Why dont you ax yoselfs why you hate her. She is Gods leading lady.

Matchtuff

May 25th, 2010
1:20 pm

If the National Enquirer can be up for a Pulitzer Prize anything is possible. The fact that that rag was even considered for their “Edwards coverage” taints the prize. When I say that I was like anything is possible. News is a race to the bottom period!

Matchtuff

May 25th, 2010
1:21 pm

Correction Tee America’s motto is “get paid” as you see from Wall Street and Big Oil!

Kapoonka

May 25th, 2010
1:23 pm

Nene is basically illiterate. She can’t talk which is a sure fire clue that she can’t write. How in the heck can she possibly be tagged as a “journalist”? 11 Alive..it ain’t that serious….bad move. I’ll make sure to tune out when she is on. Geeeeeeeezzzzz….

AJ

May 25th, 2010
1:24 pm

Are you serious? She doesn’t even speak proper english. What is 11 Alive News thinking by having someone that has no television/journalism experience and I’ve been applying with them for years and I have over 5 years experience in broadcast/journalism… This is BS. Why not have someone that knows the worth of credibility, a sense of humor, intelligent, speaks proper english, news savvy, and has compassion for journalism. UGH! Disgusts me!

Shame on WXIA!

May 25th, 2010
1:26 pm

That WXIA would hire this loud mouth speaks poorly for Sheryl Gripper and others’ judgment at channel 11. Shame on them for furthering the messy image of Atlanta which has only gone downward with all this ATL celebrity culture. Our society rewards trash and all but negates people and work of value.

‘Morning crew’ as in the morning news team? Or that mess ‘Atlanta and Company’? Channel 11 just lost another viewer. I hope that airhead loud mouth isn’t on any show I might want to watch.

Mary

May 25th, 2010
1:26 pm

11 Alive News is a joke. Their new commercials are so stupid…about how they want to change the lives of Atlantans by how they report the news. Just shut up and report the news. Really all we need to know is who got shot in southwest Atlanta that day, and a 5-minute segment on the weather. Then shut up. At least they’re not as bad as trying to watch Monica Pearson. Watching her is like watching a bad MAD TV skit. I hate the way she emotes every story, and how she squeals and giggles, and mugs for the camera. She should have retired years ago. I quit watching WSB years ago because of her. Atlanta news really sucks, although Russ Spencer and Jovita Moore are great.

elroy

May 25th, 2010
1:27 pm

Good thing i don’t watch the news on channel 11. What a poor decision by 11 news.

Jon

May 25th, 2010
1:30 pm

Having her as a reporter for WXIA will just perpetuate the stereotype that Atlanta is nothing but a big old ghetto.

lee roy

May 25th, 2010
1:32 pm

chit, i bout spit up my grape soda when i heard the news. obee-kaybb fatty albert!

Brooke

May 25th, 2010
1:36 pm

I think journalist is quite a stretch. It’s not like she’ll be commenting on serious news. Who cares if she yaps about celebrity break-ups and the latest summer sandal.

11 Alive are you kidding?

May 25th, 2010
1:37 pm

WTF? This was a really dumb move.

Ocee

May 25th, 2010
1:38 pm

Lookin good NENE. how is KIM?

Eric

May 25th, 2010
1:39 pm

Hey NeNe you haters are going strong today. DO YOUR THING BABY!

Perplexed

May 25th, 2010
1:51 pm

You mean 11Alive is still on the air?

Denise

May 25th, 2010
1:53 pm

Channel 11 your ratings must be completely in the toilet to allow this garbage as news moreover as a journalist. You can count for sure that I will not watch your news program ever!

Andy in Blairsville

May 25th, 2010
1:57 pm

Channel 11 hasn’t been a player in ATL since Bruce the helicopter pilot’s wife forgot how to swim next to his houseboat.

This Has To Be A Joke!!!!

May 25th, 2010
1:57 pm

Okay people, the joke is over. It was funny while it lasted. 11Alive execs must not have seen any episodes of RHOA, because if they had, they certainly would not have made this move. Hiring companies are supposedly be checking “facebook, myspace, twitter, etc” to see the character of future hiring prospects. Somebody must now have checked-out NeNe’s character. Brenda Woods, Karen Grier and the other women need to watch out. They just hired a “GHETTO FIGHTER”. A beatdown is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sticky Fingaz

May 25th, 2010
2:02 pm

NeNe goes from picking up dollar bills off the floor from skeezy men her husband included to a TV Show and now she’s a news gal….WOW.

GG

May 25th, 2010
2:05 pm

I am not a NeNe fan, but I will knock her hustle. Unfortunately reality and trash has taken over our the tubes, and it sells, so 11 news said, if you can’t beat them, join them.

Diane

May 25th, 2010
2:13 pm

You’ve got to be kidding!!!!

DebDoes

May 25th, 2010
2:14 pm

Since when do any of the local networks report news without editorializing anyway…NeNe will fit right in.