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Former Atlanta Braves Player Ron Gant Joins WAGA as Morning Co-Anchor

Ron Gant, a former Atlanta Braves all-star, has been named morning co-anchor at WAGA, the Fox O&O in Atlanta. Gant will join Gurvir Dhindsa, Karen Graham and Buck Lanford on the WAGA morning newscast beginning in October.

Gant comes from Fox Sports South, where he has been a Braves analyst for the past four years. Earlier in his career, he was a studio analyst for the MLB Network and a Braves commentator for TBS.

“Ron’s star power and talent as #5 on the Braves led him to be one of the most beloved athletes and well-known television personalities in Atlanta,” WAGA VP-GM Bill Schneider said in a statement. “He is a good communicator, with an engaging personality and will be a refreshing addition to morning news.”

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After 10 Years Anchoring ‘Good Day Atlanta,’ Mark Hayes is Leaving WAGA

After a decade as morning anchor, Mark Hayes is leaving Atlanta’s WAGA.

Hayes joined the Atlanta Fox O&O in 2002. He currently anchors from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. with Guvir Dhindsa.

“We have enjoyed working with Mark over the past 10 years,” WAGA general manager Bill Schneider said in a statement. “He has always demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm for his work and it has resonated well with our viewers. We will miss Mark’s passion and wish him the best of luck in his future.”

Hayes will announce his departure and future plans on “Good Day Atlanta” tomorrow.

After a Decade Away, Gurvir Dhindsa Returns to WAGA’s ‘Good Day Atlanta’

Gurvir Dhindsa is returning to WAGA‘s “Good Day Atlanta.”

Dhindsa, who has been working as an anchor for D.C. Fox O&O WTTG since 2004, previously anchored “Good Day Atlanta” from 1997 to 2000.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Gurvir back,” said WAGA vice president and general manager Bill Schneider, in making the announcement. “Her knowledge of Atlanta combined with her ability to connect with viewers makes her the ideal candidate to host ‘Good Day.’”

Dhindsa is replacing Suchita Vadlamani, who abruptly left the station in December. She’ll anchor alongside Mark Hayes.

“Coming back to Atlanta has crossed my mind many times over the years,” Dhindsa told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’ve often said ‘Good Day Atlanta’ was the best job I ever had.” Read more