Atlanta’s WAGA Now Starting News at 4:30am

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WAGA-TV really knows how to work its employees: the early morning crew’s hours have now been pushed back a half hour and the news operation now starts at 4:30 a.m.

Suchita Vadlamani, who already is on air from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. each day, last week started working with Jeff Hill as co anchors at 4:30 a.m. Hill, the meteorologist from 5 to 9 a.m., also does “Good Day Xtra” at 9 a.m., which launched last fall.


Several Fox affiliates are trying this, said WAGA-TV General Manager Gene McHugh.

“People’s commutes are starting earlier and earlier,” he said More…