Former ‘Passions’ Star Charles Divins Becomes Local NBC News Anchor

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He’s probably already endured some of the worst humanity has to offer while portraying Chad Harris-Crane on NBC’s “Passions,” but Charles Divins is getting ready to report on real world events when he joins the anchor team of NBC affiliate WDSU effective Monday, October 27, it was announced by WDSU President and General Manager Joel Vilmenay. “We’re delighted to welcome Charles to the WDSU family,” said Vilmenay, “He’s going to be a great addition to our news team.” Divins will co-anchor “WDSU News This Morning” alongside Randi Rousseau.

A Dallas native, Divins is thrilled for the opportunity of coming to New Orleans and looks forward to immersing himself into the city’s unique culture. In his spare time, he’s an avid photographer and enjoys running marathons. Prior to arriving in New Orleans, Divins was-host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news and entertainment program based in the Orlando market.

“Mornings set the tone for the entire day, and Randi and Charles will strike that perfect chord with viewers,” said WDSU News Director Jonathan Shelley.

“WDSU News This Morning” airs weekdays from 4:30 AM to 7:00 AM on WDSU.