Paulo Salazar

About Paulo Salazar

Paulo comes to us from San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 and loves his MSU Bulldogs. Paulo has been with WCBI News over four years and curerently serves as the Weekend Anchor and weekly reporter. To contact him feel free to email him at or follow him on twitter @paulosalazar34.

Video: “Big” Ben Atkins Passes Away

HUNTSVILLE , AL (WCBI) – A well known area musician has passed away.

Most recently known as the organizer and lead vocalist for Big Ben Atkins and the “Class of 65,” Ben Atkins died Monday at a Huntsville, Alabama hospital.

Originally from Vernon Alabama, Atkins has performed all over the region over the past 40 years. Atkins was the first white solo artist to sign with Stax Records, a previously predominately black artist label, which was the label of such great artists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and many others during the 60’s.

Chandler Funeral Home in Vernon is handling the arrangements.