Stacey Elgin, who has been the Fox 5 Road Warrior on “Good Day Atlanta” the past couple of years, is out. Her contract was not renewed and her final day was Thursday, Sept. 8.
I haven’t heard from her yet but on her public Facebook page at 10 p.m. tonight, she wrote: “When one door closes another one opens… right? Hope so.”
[UPDATE: 9/9/11: Stacey posted a more specific message on her Facebook page: Sadly, yesterday was my last day at Fox 5. I will terribly miss the wonderful people I worked with and meeting some of the most interesting people in our community!
We were told almost a year ago changes were on the way -- I was just a part of the change.
On a brighter note, I am so excited about what lies ahead! My husband and I are expecting twin boys in January. Yes, I was looking forward to sharing the journey with viewers on air but instead I will post here ... so stay tuned!]
As the “Road Warrior,” her job each morning was to go to a restaurant or festival or school and interact with the folks there live.
The concept has been around for years on the morning show. Mark Hyman and Brett Martin have had the jobs before Elgin.
“Good Day Atlanta,” since new management came in last fall, has been through a lot of changes. Suchita Vadlamani left late last year, replaced by Gurvir Dhindsa. Recently, Mark Hayes was taken off “Good Day Atlanta” hosting duties from 7 to 9 a.m., replaced by Buck Lanford.
Ratings for “Good Day Atlanta” from April through July, 2011 vs. April to July 2010 were pretty comparable year over year.
Elgin started her broadcast career in Savannah, before moving to Raleigh and Greensboro. She also worked as an anchor at CNN Airport Network and what was then called CNN Headline News (and is now HLN.) She joined Fox 5 as a freelancer in 2004, according to her biography on the WAGA-TV site.
Elgin is married and according to her Facebook page, she’s four months pregnant with twins.
And more from her bio:
When she’s not running around the metro area as the Road Warrior, you might find Stacey working out. Her love of exercise has pushed her to complete both the Chicago and San Diego marathons. She also spends her free time reading, traveling, making her line of handcrafted jewelry and of course watching movies!