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TODAY'S TMJ4 launching new weekly show dedicated to telling positive stories

Veteran anchor Carole Meekins will host
Posted at 2:23 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 15:23:04-05

MILWAUKEE – TODAY’S TMJ4 will launch a weekly show devoted to telling positive and inspiring stories from Southeastern Wisconsin. The show’s title, Positively Milwaukee with Carole Meekins, comes from the station’s long-running weekly news segment which highlights positive people, organizations and events in the community. TMJ4 also produces The Positively Milwaukee Awards, an annual televised event honoring unsung heroes.

Award-winning journalist Carole Meekins will host and executive produce the program. Meekins will be joined behind the scenes by Supervising Executive Producer Kim Buchanan who will also continue to oversee The Morning Blend on TMJ4. Meekins is stepping back from some of her nightly newscast duties in order to focus on this new project. She will continue to anchor Live at 5:00 Monday-Friday evenings, but will step down from Live at 10 starting in January.

Meekins has been the force behind the Positively Milwaukee news segments since the early 2000s when she took over the franchise from anchor/reporter Bill Taylor. Meekins has been with TMJ4 for 28 years.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have this Positively Milwaukee assignment for almost two decades now. The opportunity to share the stories of local heroes has really been a blessing to me,” Meekins said. “Our community is filled with inspiring people. We asked ourselves, why aren’t we telling more of these stories? So now, with this weekly show, we will get that opportunity.”

The weekly Positively Milwaukee with Carole Meekins will air on Sundays at 9:00am, following NBC’s Meet the Press, starting Sunday, February 16, 2020. “Sunday morning is the perfect fit for this show,” said Vice President and General Manager Joe Poss. “We hope this program will leave people feeling inspired to be positive forces in their own neighborhoods and communities.”

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