A familiar face is coming back to the Mobile airwaves. Cherish Lombard is headed back to Mobile after more than four years as an anchor and reporter for WKRN in Nashville.
Lombard, who is best known locally for her work on FOX10-TV’s “Studio 10” morning show, will return to a new station. According to a press release, Lombard will start her new gig with WKRG-TV April 15. She will be working as an anchor and reporter as well.
Lombard and her husband Glenn Johnson made up something of a media power couple when they were here, as he was also the popular radio host “Q-Tip” on WABD-FM. In an interview on her Facebook page Lombard said Johnson is currently executive producer for the Cumulus-based “The Ty Bentli Show.” She said he plans to stay in Nashville for a short period before joining Lombard in Mobile. The couple has a 7-month-old son.
“We are thrilled to add Cherish to the WKRG News 5 team,” Jesse Grear, WKRG vice president and general manager said in a press release. “She is an outstanding journalist who has covered stories that made headlines nationwide and has interviewed some of the biggest names in country music in Nashville. We know local viewers will be glad to see her back on the air on the Gulf Coast.”
Lombard also expressed excitement to be returning to her hometown.
“I am so happy to be joining WKRG News 5,” said Lombard. “Being back in the community where I grew up and worked for so many years and getting to raise my family here is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. WKRG News 5 will be a great fit.”
Lombard got her start in broadcast on the popular “Matt, Jay and Cherish” morning show on WABB-FM, and joined WALA-TV as a general assignment reporter in 2008. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama.
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