For Your Good
Often called the “news magnet” by her peers because stories seemed to be attracted to her, Myrna Taylor Ransom enjoyed 17 years in broadcasting. She received her professional training at Clark College, now Clark Atlanta University. After acquiring her FCC Third Class license, she worked as an announcer on the college’s radio station, WCLK FM. Myrna graduated with B.A. Degree in Broadcasting and Cinematography in 1978, then worked as a news trainee at WXIA-TV in Atlanta.
In I980, Myrna joined WPLO and WVEE (V-103) radio stations, beginning a highly acclaimed broadcasting career.
After two years covering the Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta City Hall and the Missing and Murdered Children’s case, Myrna was promoted to morning news anchor. In 1985, she was appointed News and Public Affairs Director.
When WPLO-AM was sold, Myrna remained with WVEE-FM (V-103) which then combined with WAOK-AM. It was a great match for 10 years! Myrna received many awards and honors from professional media and broadcast organizations for her news reporting skills.
While working as a Media Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Myrna took a leave of absence to work as a news writer for ABC Radio News during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, fulfilling a popular dream for broadcasters– to work for a network.
In 2000, Myrna returned to her roots at WCLK as a Talk Show Host for the monthly program, Prescriptions for Health. The program quickly became the station’s number one talk show and broadcasted weekly.
Myrna currently resides in her hometown Atlanta taking care of her retired parents, making jewelry, (that’s being sold in a few commercial stores), and still utilizing her voice and broadcasting skills as a commentator at events and programs for churches and community organizations.