According to a recent announcement, changes are coming to the WJCL News lineup. And now, Savannah residents are wondering what happened to Brooke Butler of WJCL 22 News. No, she is not leaving the ABC affiliate, as some speculated. In fact, the Georgia-based journalist is moving up in her career at WJCL. The station and the news anchor confirmed her promotion and her new schedule. Read on to find out when you can watch Brooke Butler on WJCL 22.
WJCL Promotes Brooke Butler to Weekdays
Brooke Butler has moved around a lot, living in different parts of the country and Canada, including vacationing in Hilton Head. While attending the College of Charleston, she had internships in Maryland, Georgia, and South Carolina.
In 2016, she first arrived in Savannah as an intern at WTOC11 News. She earned a BA in Communications and Spanish the following year and started her professional broadcasting career at 47ABC WMDT in Salisbury, Maryland.
Butler returned to Savannah in 2021, first joining the team at WJCL 22 News as a weekend anchor. She also kept the station’s website and social media pages up to date and sometimes reported on the weekday newscasts.
On April 4, the anchor and station announced her promotion. So, for those wondering what happened to Brooke Butler of WJCL 22 News, the Emmy and AP Award-winning journalist will now co-anchor the 5:00 p.m. newscast with Riley Miller and report on the 11:00 p.m. newscast, Monday to Friday.
“I am so excited to be taking on this expanded role at WJCL 22 News,” Butler said in a statement by WJCL. “Savannah and the Lowcountry have truly become home to me, and I look forward to having a whole new way to inform this community that I love so much.”
Among the people congratulating the anchor on her promotion was her beaming dad, Dan Butler. He seems happier that she now gets weekends off as much as she’s advancing in her career.