News 2 adds co-anchor from CNN

Samantha Fisher to join Bob Mueller

CNN Correspondent Samantha Fisher will join WKRN-TV this month as a co-anchor.

Fisher will join veteran anchor Bob Mueller on Nashville's News 2 at 10, Nashville’s No. 2 late news program, on Jan. 23.

For the past four years, Fisher worked in Washington, D.C., as a political correspondent for Running Mate and The Situation Room.

Prior to her stint with CNN, Fisher worked in Salt Lake City as an anchor and reporter at KSL-Television.

"Samantha combines a strong background in hard news reporting with real warmth on the news desk. That's a rare combination that will be a plus for Nashville's news viewers," Nashville's News 2 General Manager Stan Knott said in a release.

Fisher is an Atlanta native who graduated from the University of Georgia and began her broadcast journalism career at WRDW in Augusta, Ga., working as a reporter and morning anchor.

She has received several awards including the Peabody Award for CNN's coverage of the 2008 presidential primary campaigns and debates and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Spot News Award in 2004.

In related local broadcast media news, WSMV Channel 4 parent Meredith Corp. announced Monday that Deborah Mills will join the station as director of human resources.

Mills has more than 25 years of experience in human resources. Previously, Mills served as senior director of human resources for the Broadcasting Division of Freedom Communications. Her experience also includes leadership positions with Air Liquide Healthcare, Bayer Healthcare (Visible Genetics), The American Red Cross and Emory University Healthcare (Wesley Woods).

“Deborah possesses extensive experience and a successful track record in broadcasting and human resources,” said Doreen Wade, vice president and general manager of WSMV-TV.

Mills holds an M.A. in communications and a B.A. in psychology from Marshall University, and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.