MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Longtime WKRG News 5 anchorman Mel Showers plans to make a big announcement during Thursday night’s 10 pm newscast.
News 5 has been celebrating Mel’s 50th year with the station. He was hired in 1970 and began as a “booth announcer” making live, hourly station identification announcements. By 1974, Mel was “on-air” as a news reporter.
In 1981, Mel began anchoring Morning Newscenter 5. In 1990, he moved to nights, anchoring the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
In 2016, Mel was inducted into the Alabama Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Be sure to tune in for Mel’s announcement Thursday night at 10!