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Rebecca Chase-Williams sworn in as Brookhaven mayor

BROOKHAVEN, GA (WXIA) -- Brookhaven's new mayor was sworn in Tuesday night by Judge Mike Jacobs. Their new mayor may have a name familiar to some who have followed news over the years.

Mayor Rebecca Chase-Williams takes over the reins from J. Max Davis, who, in a letter earlier this month, said he was steppign down from the post to "pursue another opportunity in public service to our community."

Chase-Williams is married to Dick Williams, known as host of WAGA-TV's long-running political talk show, "The Georgia Gang," but that's not where many people will recognize her from. As Rebecca Chase, the new mayor first graced our screens here at 11Alive as a political reporter in the 1970s, before joining ABC News as an award-winning journalist for more than 20 years.

Along with her husband, Chase-Williams also owns the Dunwoody Crier newspaper, which is delivered to Dunwoody and several other communities across portions of north metro Atlanta in Fulton and DeKalb counties.

Chase-Williams will serve out the remainder of Davis' term, which is set to expire at the end of 2015.