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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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Joanne Feldman Replaces Jeff Hill on WAGA’s ‘Good Day Atlanta’

Joanne Feldman has replaced Jeff Hill as WAGA‘s weekday morning meteorologist, as the Fox O&O continues to revamp its morning newscast.

Feldman, who has been with the station since 2007, joins a “Good Day Atlanta” team that has been retooled in recent months.  WAGA welcomed anchor Gurvir Dhindsa back to the show this spring after a decade away, and the station recently added Buck Lanford to its morning roster, freeing up longtime anchor Mark Hayes to do more reporting.

As for Hill, he recently announced via Facebook that he will be working the station’s noon newscast during the week and appearing on weekends at 6 and 10 p.m. Read more

WAGA Shuffles Morning Anchors to Free Up Mark Hayes for More Reporting

WAGA will rotate in some new faces on its weekday morning show, which airs from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., at least through the summer. The station will break up the hours of its morning broadcast with different anchors to free up Mark Hayes, who currently does the bulk of the anchor duties on “Good Day Atlanta,” for more reporting.

Hayes (pictured at left), who has been with the Atlanta Fox O&O since 2002, is currently on the air from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. WAGA will cut his on-air time back by more than two hours, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

With the line-up changes, Hayes will anchor “Good Day Atlanta” from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Co-anchor Guvir Dhindsa will not see her hours change — she will anchor the first two hours of the morning broadcast with Hayes, then the second two hours, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., with Hayes’ replacement, Buck Lanford.

Karen Graham, who currently helms the 9 a.m. hour, will also take over the 4:30 a.m. half-hour for Hayes.