Over the past two years, the “Good Day Atlanta” on-air staff has gone through a few changes. The latest departure: Cheryl White, a long-time traffic and weather anchor.
White has been with Fox 5 for 15 years.
She posted a message on her public Facebook page earlier today, where more than 200 people have made comments:
It’s been a privilege working on Good Day Atlanta for so many years. December 28th will be my last day. I wish continued success to the entire Good Day team.
Fox 5 is seeking a replacement but the new job requires more multimedia duties.
Others who have left “Good Day Atlanta” over the past two years include anchor Suchita Vadlamani (still in Atlanta but not in media), anchor Mark Hayes (now anchoring in Dallas) and “Road Warrior” Stacy Elgin (raising her twins). Arrivals include anchors Ron Gant and Gurvir Dhindsa.
Here’s White’s current bio on the Fox 5 website:
Cheryl White is a traffic and weather anchor for Good Day Atlanta.
Cheryl has been guiding Atlanta drivers through rush-hour gridlock since 1997. And if Cheryl sounds familiar, you’re right! Before going in front of the camera, she worked behind the microphone at several radio stations in Atlanta.
When she’s not tracking your commute, Cheryl is often tracking your weather. In 2006, Cheryl earned her Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University, and has since become an integral part of the FOX 5 Storm Team. She is currently a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.
Cheryl wakes up while most of Atlanta is still sleeping to get ready for reports starting at 5 a.m. How does she make it all look so easy? Cheryl draws upon her vast background in news, traffic, and weather; which includes over a decade of experience in Atlanta and five years as a television news and weather anchor in Indiana.
A graduate of ISUE, Indiana State University-Evansville, Cheryl enjoys flower gardening and needle arts in her free time. And if there’s a fire, Cheryl is a good person to have around since is also a graduate of the Roswell-Alpharetta Public Safety Fire.
Ratings are about the same for “Good Day Atlanta” in December 2012 vs. December 2011.
Cheryl now resides in Lilburn with her husband.
Other “Good Day Atlanta” items of (relatively) recent vintage:
9/8/11: Stacey Elgin is out at Fox 5