Alyse Eady, the KTHV morning anchor who recently announced she was leaving Little Rock for Atlanta but couldn’t reveal which station she was joining, was announced today as the new co-anchor of “Good Day Atlanta” on WAGA, owned and operated by Fox.
Eady, a former Miss Arkansas and native of Fort Smith, had been a popular co-anchor of Channel 11’s “THV-11 This Morning” since 2011. She is expected to start in mid-August at WAGA, which is usually second in local news ratings to WSB, one of the strongest-performing ABC stations in the country.
Gurvir Dhindsa left her co-anchor post at WAGA, known as Fox 5, in April after a second stint at the station. Eady is expected to be her replacement.
In her new job, Eady will be working with “Good Day” co-anchor Ron Gant, who played for the Atlanta Braves early in a long career in major league baseball. Gant, who studied broadcasting before retiring from baseball in 2003, has been in his anchor job since 2012.
Eady, a Ouachita Baptist University graduate and Miss America runner-up of 2011, said that the past few weeks have been a swirl. “Between work, packing and house hunting, it has been a mess,” she wrote in an email. She said she and her husband, Patrick Lemmond, had also been showing their house to potential buyers. Lemmond works for Crowe Horwath, the accounting firm, which Eady pointed out has an office in Atlanta. Her last day at Little Rock’s CBS affiliate will be July 29, KTHV said in a July 12 news release.
“We’ll be moving to Atlanta with our Siberian Husky, Ranger, so we’re looking for a house with a nice backyard,” Eady said.