New Atlanta Anchor Gives Former Co-Anchor Credit for New Job

By Kevin Eck 

New Atlanta anchor Alyse Eady says a former colleague helped her develop the tools she needed to make the jump to a big market station.

Eady started her career at Little Rock, Ark. ABC affiliate KTHV (DMA 57) in 2011.

“I never in a million years thought I’d be doing this,” said Eady who joined Fox-owned station WAGA in August. “They saw something in me and boy, I’m glad they did!”

“I’ve always been a writer,” Eady told told Atlanta Journal Constitution media writer Rodney Ho. “I enjoy writing. My mom was a speech pathologist. I knew how to talk and communicate. My co-anchor [in Little Rock, Ashley Blackstone] taught me everything – how to make graphics, how to do an interview, how to put together a package, how to log sound.”

Blackstone now works at WCIV in Charleston, S.C.

“When I had this opportunity to come here to Atlanta, I was so excited about it,” she said. “It feels like home, just way bigger, way more diverse. But it feels familiar. There are more trees here in the city. That’s one thing I noticed. There are trees everywhere! You don’t even have to drive to the countryside.”