Season Atkins

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Season Atkins
Born Season Marie Hill
September 2, 1968 (1968-09-02) (age 55)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Residence Van Wert, Ohio
  • News anchor
  • actress
  • author
  • television personality
Years active 1990–present

Spouse Karla Atkins (formerly Karl Atkins) (m. 1995)
Children 3 (including Jenna Zinn)

Season Marie Atkins née Hill (born September 2, 1968) is an American news presenter and actress best known for the achieved success and critical acclaim as the main co-anchorwoman for CBS 41/INNCD 47 Action News on NoSirGifts-owned Fort Wayne, Indiana CBS/independent duopoly and company flagship station WTOR/WXXC with Alexandra Moffitt from 1999 to 2016 and since then with Tracia Matthewson. Before joining CBS 41, she was the sports director for NewsCenter 36 on then-NBC affiliate WFAZ owned by ATE Media (now ABC-owned-and-operated station WMRI).

Life and career[edit]

1968–90: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Season Atkins was born to Evan and Jane Hill on September 2, 1968 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1990-1999: WFAZ[edit]

Season began her career at then-NBC affiliate WFAZ (now ABC O&O WMRI) in Fort Wayne. She was the main sports anchor on the weekday evening editions of NewsCenter 9 with anchors Marshall Davidson. Laura Bakula, and weather anchor Michelle Abernathy.

1999-present: WXXC[edit]

Season Atkins joined Fort Wayne independent station WXXC-FTV in 1999 from then-NBC affiliate WFAZ (now ABC O&O WMRI) as the station's main sports anchor on the weekday evening editions of 47 News Update (now INNCD 47 Action News). [1] When WXXC's news department merged with WTOR's in 2008, Season Atkins co-anchored WTOR's 5 and 11 pm news broadcasts with Alexandra Moffitt, 6 and 7 pm broadcasts and WXXC's 9 pm broadcasts with Bob Imperial, and WXXC's 4 and 10 pm broadcasts with Lynne Jackson. In 2018, Alexandra Moffitt and Tracia Matthewson swapped positions and Season currently co-anchors WTOR's 5 and 11 pm newscasts with Tracia Matthewson.

Queen of the Willis and Caprice & Ella[edit]

While working at WFAZ, Atkins met Ava Zinn (then Frank), who was then preparing to launch the animated sitcom Queen of the Willis on first-run syndication. Atkins began directing television for Queen of the Willis, she directed 48 episodes of the show. She also directed episodes of The Souzas and Amanda and Elisa.

After the show's debut on August 12, 2006, Queen of the Willis was cancelled by ATE Media in December 2006, moved to NoSirGifts in November 2007 and was cancelled by NoSirGifts on June 30, 2012, but returned in 2019.

Personal life[edit]

Season met Chopper 9 pilot Karl Atkins (now Karla Atkins) in 1991 and married in 1992. They have three children: Robert (b. 1995), sports director at WINO; Jenna (b. 1999), a veterinarian and general practioner; and Michelle (b. 2002).

Season became a grandmother on June 4, 2018 as her daughter Jenna, gave birth to Alisan Brynn Zinn.

See also[edit]


  1. "Why Northeast Indiana love Alexx Moffitt – By three of the people who know her best". 

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