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Suchita Vadlamani has left ‘Good Day Atlanta’

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Morning host Suchita Vadlamani, rumored to be leaving “Good Day Atlanta” earlier this month, has actually left the building for good on her own volition, her attorney Mark Trigg told me today.

(UPDATE on 10/6/13: Suchita is now a host at HSN. Read more here)

He referred to her Facebook fan page, where she provided a brief statement:

It’s official! After a memorable 8 1/2 yrs at Good Day, it’s time for another big adventure! Join me as I take it to the next level!

Suchita Vadlamani

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Vadlamani, through Trigg, declined to comment further. If she has plans for the near future, she is not saying.

No word yet from WAGA-TV who will replace her. Karen Graham would be the most obvious pick since she is already part of the morning team.

The station released this statement:

“Suchita Vadlamani has resigned from FOX 5 to pursue other personal interests and professional opportunities. We thank her for her contributions to the FOX 5 team over the past 8-1/2 years and wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.”

On Dec. 9, Ryan Cameron announced on V-103 that she had been fired, then retracted the statement. This fueled rumors of her impending departure. At the time, Trigg denied she was leaving though she had suspiciously cleaned up her desk at WAGA.

WAGA has recently gone through major management changes at the top. This is the first sign  of more changes to come, for sure. In recent weeks, the “Good Day Atlanta” show has opted for more hard news, fewer softer features.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

335 comments Add your comment

Linda

December 27th, 2010
5:17 pm

Totally not unexpected here. Channel 5 ran a cartoonish type ad the other day about a week ago and featured all of the people there except for her. I figured it out from that she was either gone or going. Very obvious from the ad.

TV Viewer

December 27th, 2010
5:17 pm

Good luck, Suchita. You brought class to the morning show.

g

December 27th, 2010
5:21 pm

Never liked her so no sorrows…maybe I will watch that channel now in the morning

Bob

December 27th, 2010
5:25 pm

Move Joanne Feldman in her place. It’s such a waste of talent with her doing the weekend weather. Put Ken on the weather deck and move the pretty,exciting gal inside. Can I get an amen? She has a fan base.

julia

December 27th, 2010
5:28 pm

I dont like the format of that go.. its not professional and seems to ghetto to me…

julia

December 27th, 2010
5:28 pm

that was suppose to be show not go…

Linda

December 27th, 2010
5:30 pm

I watched her when the big names would be on and she would go out of her way to shake their hand. When the not so familiar people on, your ordinary guy type, she always seemed to have a piece of paper or something in her hand, thus making it not handy for her to have to touch just the run of the mill type person. I called this to the attention of my husband because I noticed it time after time.

Tom

December 27th, 2010
5:32 pm

Hey Julia, turn your Honda Pilot around and use your iphone gps to go back to dunwoody.

Linda

December 27th, 2010
5:35 pm

I agree with Julia and dont live in Dunwoody

1baddman

December 27th, 2010
5:38 pm

Good Luck Suchita hopefully you stay in Atlanta; if not we’ll miss you.

Theresa

December 27th, 2010
5:38 pm

Julia, when you attempted to correct your spelling, you also should have corrected the “to” as well to “too”; or how about you not say anything again.

NIKKI

December 27th, 2010
5:39 pm

I thought the 4 of them had great chemistry and Im sorry to see her go. Ghetto?? ROTFL! Julia was too busy pressing her soccer mom uniform and watching her taped soap operas to find time to get any real news in the morning. Good luck, Suchita.

Princess

December 27th, 2010
5:39 pm

Maybe Merriam AND Webster should change the definition of ghetto, because people seem to forget it’s actually meaning and give it an all NEW meaning.

Fan

December 27th, 2010
5:40 pm

She was refreshing. Liked her…Good luck Suchita…

Tyrone

December 27th, 2010
5:41 pm

I’m surprised WAGA insulted us with her on-air presence for as long as it did.

Suchita can take her no-talent “diversity” and her elitist attitude to Philly or New York.

Good Day, Suchita!

Good Riddance, Too!

Del Var

December 27th, 2010
5:42 pm

Great Job! You are so so pretty. Best of luck in your fuure endeavors. Mauh!!!!!

Cool Papa

December 27th, 2010
5:45 pm

My morning will never be the same. Now who am I going too….never mind!

Will Miss You Girl

December 27th, 2010
5:46 pm

Suchita we are going to miss you. God bless you wherever you end up.

ATL Radio...Sux!!!

December 27th, 2010
5:46 pm

Gawd, the NEWS period, in this town sux!! Especially the AM bunch. Channel 2 tries to be hard hitting with “live” reports from empty fields or them knocking at someone’s door, “who ain’t answering!!!). Channel 11, I actually like Chesley, but the rest of em’, can kick rocks, but the Wiz-O-meter….really?? Channel 46, what the ‘eff are you doing?? I mean do we have to laugh at anything and everything the other says?? I MEAN REALLY?? I know, let’s be light and happy, but you forgot something…Oh, THE NEWS!!! (If YOU watch this….Kill Yoself!!) Channel 5 is actually a news program that’s balanced. O.K. we do get the bad slang and the over the top CIA or Crime Dawg reporter who’s had a few different segment attempts (kinda like Drew Carey before he got the Who’s Line and Drew Carey Show, they just pushing him down your throat….), but I’d say pretty steady. Suchita was actually a good figure to deliver the news and could transition to different segments fairly easily. Good exchanges between her and Mark Hayes. But I could tell recently that she was not happy, there. Our loss. I wish her the best. Sorry, Mark, but you should move on too.

CaribouRancher

December 27th, 2010
5:49 pm

I saw the same ad that Linda mentioned in the first post and thought the same thing. Personally, I like a little “eye candy” in the morning. I’d rather watch Suchita than Robin or Meredith, any day.

Steve

December 27th, 2010
5:50 pm

Hey Julia, Don’t choke on your dinner from trader blows.

Alan

December 27th, 2010
5:52 pm

Agree with earlier post, where is the love for Joanne Feldman?? Feldman! Feldman! Feldman!

edward

December 27th, 2010
5:53 pm

I worked for tv5 and met her ,she was a very nice person, if you did not know her then don’t judge her she will be missed….

edward

December 27th, 2010
5:55 pm

joanne feldman; not pretty!! just plain….

U Gotta B Kidding

December 27th, 2010
5:55 pm

Channel 5 had a morning show?

YourPoliticalAnimal

December 27th, 2010
5:56 pm

I’m a Jovita Moore/Carol Sbarge/Erica Coleman/WSB man myself, but I always thought she bore a striking resemblance to a slightly younger Amanda Davis . . . if she’s Indian that might explain the reluctance to shake everyone’s hands . . . the caste system and all . . . just speculating . . . With all her experience and the fact that she’s definitely eye-candy, she’ll land on her feet somewhere . . . I also find it very disturbing that whenever I visit blog sites people take about 30 seconds before they start hurling insults at each other . . . are we that shallow and insecure??? let’s discuss matters without the diatribes, ok???

Anthony Abraham

December 27th, 2010
5:57 pm

She’s intelligent, articulate, and beautiful. Sophisticated yet down to earth with a sense of humor. She’ll be missed.

rex

December 27th, 2010
5:59 pm

any chance 5 might hire oh, I dont now, a WHITE person ? Or is it illegal now to have a white morning host or anchor person ? just saying……..

@Tyrone: I’m with ya man, she SUCKED !!!

PB

December 27th, 2010
6:00 pm

All is not loss…We still have Tracye Hutchins in the morning. If she goes, then we got a problem! Suchita was a good lady.

miko.wade@gmail.com

December 27th, 2010
6:03 pm

Suchita is a very beautiful woman. I know I will miss her on Good day.

Peace,

http://www.the404list.com

Linda

December 27th, 2010
6:04 pm

She did not mind shaking hands- with the big name people, would fall all over herself to do so. No big name, no handshake from her, had nothing to do with her background. My impression from what I always saw was she thought she was better than most- unless you had a name like Beyonce or the like.

w in maietta

December 27th, 2010
6:05 pm

am sure she got tired of working with that JERK next to her…what a waste he is!!!

Alan

December 27th, 2010
6:06 pm

Edward, have you met Feldman? Tell what she is really like. She’s not pretty? Is she friendly?

Ralph W

December 27th, 2010
6:07 pm

YourPoliticalAnimal just showed your ignorance. Second generation Indian Americans do not follow the caste system. And even the older ones don’t really follow it that much. And those who do limit may be stupid enough to limit oneself to marrying within the caste, but shaking other people’s hands has nothing to do with any kind of caste bias.

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darb

December 27th, 2010
6:15 pm

Never watched her or her station, thats probably the problem. It’s always a numbers game with everything in life now a days. To tell you the truth, all news in Atl is pityful. Without sounding too racial, why is it that so many folks in Atlanta feel it’s nessessary to kill others in this town?

dmack

December 27th, 2010
6:23 pm

Whats up with Channel 5? Why can’t they keep an attractive Indian news anchor. Wasn’t there another Indian-American new anchor before Suchita

Justin

December 27th, 2010
6:23 pm

Haters will do nothing but hide behind their keyboards

Good Luck Suchita!

You will truly be missed!

sassy

December 27th, 2010
6:26 pm

Enter your comments here

Justin

December 27th, 2010
6:26 pm

Stalkers like me will do nothing but hide behind our keyboards, too.

Good Luck, Suchita!

You will truly be missed, but I will still find you!

BTW: I’ve never passed an English class, and Mike Vick is my favorite football player of all time.

outspoken1

December 27th, 2010
6:27 pm

she is def hot but not a great loss. I always felt a misfit between her and the rest of the crew.
Bring in Stacey (road warrior) she would do an awesome job and even lighten things up some.
A super HOT latino girl would sure make sure you have all races covered.

outspoken1

December 27th, 2010
6:28 pm

hey DARB,
Your are an idiot!

If only

December 27th, 2010
6:28 pm

they would get rid of her cohort, Mr Nasal. God he is irritating.

sassy

December 27th, 2010
6:31 pm

I have been a faithful channel 5 viewer mornings and at dinner time. I love the interaction of all the on air talents. I knew something was up – there seemed to be a lot of odd absences lately – mostly left unexplained. I enjoy Mark in the morning, and will miss Suchita. No matter how late I’m running I have to check for weather and traffic, and enjoy the running commentary among the entire group. To tell you the truth – I hate the constant number competition and the shake ups that come at both radio stations and TV shows.

TimeForANewStar

December 27th, 2010
6:35 pm

I don’t agree with the “shuttle some other person we see into her place.”..so sick and tired of the same old stars,same old news reporters..blah..blah..time to give us a NEW FACE and TALENT for the next 8 1/2 years!…

Reality Bites

December 27th, 2010
6:35 pm

Another beauty run off the air….WTF? I guess we get anuther hood-rat hoochie mamma to take her place. Man…..this town needs an enema. For those of us that hate rap, know who both our parents are, and pay taxes rather than live off of em…..this is just another slap in the face. This is me and my reality, “keepin it real”.

In Lust

December 27th, 2010
6:38 pm

Suchita is so FINE and SEXY. Hope she stays in Atlanta!

Savannah C.

December 27th, 2010
6:40 pm

She had a cold personality on air….plus i never really cared to watch her, the traffic lady or the co-host Mark (somebody i dont know his last name)….dont worry…Nathan Deal will help us!

Mick Fisher

December 27th, 2010
6:42 pm

Plain and simple – She will be missed by her many viewer fans even though certain members of management and a few co-workers will not !

Lucky Girl

December 27th, 2010
6:49 pm

Suchita , Mark, Jeff and Cheryl had real chemistry and real class. I felt that it was only a matter of time that she would be leaving for better things. I hate to see her leave but wish nothing but the best for her. She’ll do well no matter where she goes. GOOD LUCK, SUCHITA!!!