FOX 5 ATLANTA - WAGA - Atlanta, GA
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Quick Description: FOX5 Atlanta is the FOX owned and operated television station in Atlanta, Georgia. The original call letters were WAGA (Atlanta GA, clever). The station is located on 24.85 acres on Briarcliff Road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2007 4:27:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM1YFD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member sailor_dave
Views: 180

Long Description:
FOX5 Atlanta is the FOX owned and operated television station in Atlanta, Georgia. The original call letters were WAGA (Atlanta GA, clever). The station is located on 24.85 acres on Briarcliff Road

The station began in 1949 as a CBS affiliate. DuMont served as a secondary affiliation from 1949 to 1955 and shared ABC with WSB-TV until WLWA-TV (now WXIA-TV) signed on in 1951. It is the only VHF commercial station in Atlanta still on its original channel. It was owned by Storer Broadcasting along with WAGA-AM 1480 (now WYZE-AM) and WAGA-FM 102.9 (now WVEE-FM 103.3). In December 1994, ending WAGA's 45-year stint as a CBS affiliate when it switch to the FOX network.

Celebrities:

Deborah Norville - anchor of the long-running syndicated television news magazine Inside Edition, began her broadcasting career at WAGA TV in Atlanta, while still a student at the University of Georgia. After graduation, she was named weekend anchor for the station until her departure for WMAQ TV in Chicago. She later joined NBC as anchor of News at Sunrise and became news anchor and co host of NBC's Today Show. After leaving NBC, Norville hosted the Deborah Norville Radio program on ABC's Talk Radio network and later joined CBS News as a reporter and anchor.

Robin Roberts - Co--anchor of ABC News Good Morning America worked as a sports reporter and anchor at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Ga.



AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2006

Eight local Emmy Awards
Outstanding Achievement: Television News Gathering Excellence-Spot News: “Fulton County Courthouse Shooting”, Marc Teichner, Ann Tripp and Mike Daly.

Outstanding Achievement: Television News Gathering Excellence, Continuing Coverage: “Making History in Iraq”, Dale Russell, Mike Daly and Chris Dixon

Outstanding Achievement: Television News Gathering Excellence, Business Consumer Report: “Water Scare”, Randy Travis, Tony D’Astoli and Chris Dixon.

Outstanding Achievement: Television News & Program Specialty Excellence, Sport—One Time Special: “FOX5 Pit Pass”, Ken Rodriguez, Karen Graham and Buck Lanford

Outstanding Achievement: Television Spot Announcements Excellence, Promotion-News Promotion: “The Lawyer”, Lisa Lukas

Outstanding Achievement: Television Spot Announcements Excellence, Promotion-Image News: “Ken’s Big Tomato”, Lisa Lukas, Arlene Timoney, Chris Rehkopf

Outstanding Achievement: Television Special Achievement Excellence, Technical Achievement: “Peachtree Road Race”, Andy Funk, Mike Daly, Chip Zeller, Jill Laseter

Individual performance award for Outstanding Achievement: Television Crafts Achievement Excellence, On-camera Talent-Reporter-General Assignment: Kiet Do.




Address:
1551 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, Ga USA
30306


Website: [Web Link]

Programming:
Primarily local news and a News Magazine show called “Good Day Atlanta”.


Favorite Show/Personality: Ken Cook

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