Jocelyn Dorsey, the first African-American to regularly anchor an Atlanta newscast, is retiring after 45 years with Cox-owned WSB.

Dorsey joined the station when she was just 23, after an eight-month stint at a Cincinnati tv station.

Ten years later, a deservedly anonymous news director tried to force her out of her midday anchor chair..

It didn’t work and soon, she had her eyes set on management.

She became the station’s community affairs director.

And that is the job she held since.

Under her watch, the standard was set for tv station community involvement. A high standard.

Writing editorials, mounting community service campaigns like Atlanta’s AIDS Walk and pushing for landmark legislation like a mandatory seat belt law and tougher anti-human trafficking legislation.

She used her bully pulpit well over the decades

Her last day is August 3rd.

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