If you tuned in to Fox 5, you may remember Karen Graham who hosted Good Day Atlanta. The former anchor announced that she is launching an online TV network called Sign1News.com beginning in February 2017 that will facilitate national news programming for the hearing impaired.
AJC reports that Graham will be apart of CNN Newsource, which will enable her to utilize CNN video for her newscasts and also disseminate her network’s work to CNN’s 1,100 other affiliates.
Surprisingly though, Graham will not be in front of the camera as before. She will serve as executive producer.
“I’m done” as an anchor, she said. “I have had 20 good years. I had a good time doing it. But all of my energy and focus and work right now is behind the scenes pushing Sign1News to the forefront.”
Graham has a team of six full-time employees as well as freelancers but she is currently hiring producers, social media experts, reporters and anchors proficient in American Sign Language.
Get more details on how Graham was inspired to meet the needs of the deaf community and how to apply for opportunities here.