Fox 5’s “Good Day Atlanta” is adding a fourth member to its “Good Day Atlanta” team: former Atlanta Brave Ron Gant.
He starts next month, joining Gurvir Dhindsa, Karen Graham and Buck Lanford.
[UPDATE 10/22/12: The start date for Gant is Thursday, October 25.]
Gant had been a Braves analyst the past four years for Fox Sports South.
“ He is a good communicator, with an engaging personality and will be a refreshing addition to morning news,” said Bill Schneider, general manager, in a statement.
Gant effectively replaces long-time “Good Day Atlanta” host Mark Hayes, who joined an NBC affiliate in Dallas in April.
The press release does not specifically state what Gant’s role will be on the show, which airs from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A spokeswoman said he will mostly co anchor from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. with Lanford and Dhindsa but will have other roles as well possibly during the other times.
Gant has been a studio analyst for the MLB Network for “Hot Stove” and “MLB Tonight” and a commentator for the Atlanta Braves on TBS. His 16-year Major League Baseball career included stops with the Cardinals, the Phillies and six years with the Braves.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk