Walt Gray, longtime anchor for KCRA is leaving the Sacramento NBC affiliate to host his own morning radio show. Gray had been with the station as a sports reporter and later a news anchor for nearly 25 years.
“This offer came a year or two earlier than I was planning on….but…’dinner is on the table and i want to eat while the food is hot.” Gray told TVSpy. “I have loved every day I’ve walked into KCRA.”
The Sacramento Bee said the news about Gray’s departure was emailed to the KCRA staff by news director Lori Waldon.
Her e-mail announcement said: “Walt has been a tremendous asset to KCRA 3. Now, Walt is taking on a new and exciting challenge in his career. Walt has accepted a new position at Entercom Radio, “The Eagle” 96.9. The station is creating a morning team and they tapped Walt to do it – knowing he’d be the perfect fit.”
This will be Gray’s second go-round with 96.9 KSEG, he hosted the “Morning Sports Page” from 1991-1996 as part of the station’s morning radio team.
His new endeavor, “The Walt Gray Show” will air between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on 96.9 “The Eagle”.
Gray’s last day on KCRA will be three weeks from Friday on October 19.