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ABC 33/40′s Roy Hobbs arrested for drug possession

Station puts anchorman on temporary leave, hides bio on website

Roy Hobbs, ABC 33/40’s weekend anchorman, is on temporary leave. The reason? A run-in with the law. Twice.

His first encounter, date unknown, was when a Birmingham police officer found him in Woodlawn with a prostitute, suspended driver’s license and no proof of insurance. Hobbs was let off with a warning.

The second encounter, Friday night, ended with an arrest. Police say they found Hobbs with crack and a crack pipe. He was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The arrest report also indicates he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

He was released Saturday morning on $800 bond.

Hobbs’ court date is May 10.

The station’s website removed him from the Talent Bios page, but has not removed his actual bio page. (Update: It has now been removed.)

Here’s his bio:

Roy Hobbs brings a wealth of experience to the weekend anchor desk at ABC 33/40. He is a veteran who has covered stories ranging from the Challenger disaster to the O.J. Simpson trial.

While Roy comes to Birmingham after a year as the morning anchor at the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, he has spent much of his career in the South and was eager to move to Birmingham. He previously anchored the No. 1  morning newscast during his three years in Nashville and he spent six years as the 5:00 anchor at the Fox affiliate in Atlanta. During that tenure, his newscast was one of the highest rated in the country.

Roy has received five Emmy Awards and numerous nominations.  He is a longtime member of the National Association of Black Journalists  and helped found the Houston chapter. He has also served as Vice President of the Nashville chapter and President of the Atlanta chapter.

In 2001 he joined a group of Black Journalists on a mission to Kenya to discuss freedom of the press at the invitation of East African Black Journalists and the Kenyan government.

Roy loves to be involved in the community by speaking to students at area schools as well as churches and other community groups. He has a large collection of comic books and records, enjoys movies and, of course, covering the news of the day.

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Reporter/anchor, sports anchor – WERC (105.5 FM)

Our pal Paul passed this along:

Talk Radio 105.5 WERC logoTalk Radio 105.5 WERC is looking for …

A part-time Reporter/Anchor. Responsibilities include on scene reporting, anchoring weekend newscasts and following up to get the latest breaking news. Must be a team player willing to dig up stories throughout Alabama and should understand the value of conversational writing and reporting as it plays on a News/Talk Station. 1+ years of journalism required, radio experience a must. Should possess strong organizational skills and knowledge of the Newsbuilder program is beneficial. Must have a passion for news.

A part-time Sports Anchor. Responsibilities include delivering morning sports updates and appearances on the “Steve & Leah Show.” The ideal candidate is an independent, self-starter who has a passion for sports and can appreciate the detail-orientated process of preparation required to deliver informative and entertaining sports reports. You must live, eat and breathe SEC football. Experience is a plus but we will consider passionate and talented first-timers.

Rush your resume and demo to jobs@talkradio1055.com. (Include position applying for in subject, and keep files under 5MB.)

Or mail to:

WERC (Include position applying for here)
600 Beacon Pkwy W.
4th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

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News anchor – WERC (960 AM)

Our pal Paul passed this along:

werc-960-logoNews Radio 960 WERC is in search of our next great news anchor. Candidate must have experience in radio news and have a keen awareness of news, current events and pop culture.

The right candidate

  • is a powerful communicator who can stamp a personal imprint on the news product;
  • is relatable and likable while projecting a sense of authority and command of the content;
  • thrives in a deadline intensive environment;
  • writes creatively;
  • able to ad-lib well in breaking news situations:
  • and can immerse themselves in the community and the Alabama political landscape.

Must be able to work weekends and off-hours.

Rush your resume and a sound file (less than 5MB) to jobs@960werc.com.

Or mail to:

WERC Opening
600 Beacon Pkwy W.
4th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

No phone calls please. Clear Channel Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

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