Local CBS affiliate WRAL announced this morning that WRAL-TV has teamed up with The Fayetteville Observer newspaper for coverage of Fayetteville, the military and the surrounding area.
WRAL-TV Vice President and General Manager Steve Hammel said in a press release that WRAL has actually relocated their Fayetteville news bureau to inside The Fayetteville Observer newsroom. The Fayetteville Observer executive editor, Michael Adams, said his newsroom was looking forward to "opportunities for collaboration that use the unique skills of both organizations."
WRAL has had a news bureau in downtown Fayetteville for years, but their new bureau inside the newspaper will officially debut tomorrow. The Fayetteville Observer has a newsroom of 65 people, covering Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and nine surrounding counties.
WTVD, the local ABC affiliate, opened a new street-level newsroom on Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville in February of this year.