The Farewell Interview: Art Franklin, first Black man to anchor primetime news in Birmingham, writes a new chapter


Primetime Anchor; Birmingham; Art Franklin


t’s not the end for Art Franklin. It’s only the beginning. Franklin, the first Black man to anchor a primetime news broadcast in Birmingham, signed off from CBS 42 for the last time on Friday. He said he will remain in the Magic City, though, continuing to tell the stories of community members and empowering them to change the world around them for the better. A Detroit native with a decades-long track record of thoughtful, dogged journalism, Franklin said there’s much more he hopes to accomplish as he moves forward.


by: Lee Hedgepeth




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