Fred Blankenship joined the WSB-TV Channel 2 in 2007. He’s been waking up Georgians ever since as the anchor of Channel 2 Action News This Morning from 4:30 a.m.-7 a.m.
He’s covered everything from the COVID-19 pandemic to hurricanes during his time at the station. Fred’s most memorable moment at WSB was honoring the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday by walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge with Congressman John Lewis. It was on that bridge that Congressman Lewis was nearly killed with other protestors.
Fred has been honored with several Emmy awards for his work on Channel 2 Action News This Morning and Channel 2 Action News at Noon. He’s also involved with several organizations in Atlanta, including “100 Black Men of Atlanta” and “Leadership Atlanta.”
Before joining Channel 2 Action News, Fred worked in San Diego, California and Wichita, Kansas.
<p><strong>Channel 2’s <a href="https://twitter.com/FBlankenshipWSB" target="_blank">Fred Blankenship</a></strong> spoke with Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen to learn what's new and why she's excited for the start of the school year.</p>