Morning host Suchita Vadlamani, rumored to be leaving “Good Day Atlanta” earlier this month, has actually left the building for good on her own volition, her attorney Mark Trigg told me today.
UPDATE 3/25/2016: Suchita has not gone back to news. She left Atlanta, got married and now has a 15-month-old daughter. Her public Facebook page provides some updates about her life.
He referred to her Facebook fan page, where she provided a brief statement:
It’s official! After a memorable 8 1/2 yrs at Good Day, it’s time for another big adventure! Join me as I take it to the next level!
- A shining morning beacon of light. We’re going to miss her!
- Ice queen. No big loss.
Vadlamani, through Trigg, declined to comment further. If she has plans for the near future, she is not saying.
No word yet from WAGA-TV who will replace her. Karen Graham would be the most obvious pick since she is already part of the morning team.
The station released this statement:
“Suchita Vadlamani has resigned from FOX 5 to pursue other personal interests and professional opportunities. We thank her for her contributions to the FOX 5 team over the past 8-1/2 years and wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.”
On Dec. 9, Ryan Cameron announced on V-103 that she had been fired, then retracted the statement. This fueled rumors of her impending departure. At the time, Trigg denied she was leaving though she had suspiciously cleaned up her desk at WAGA.
WAGA has recently gone through major management changes at the top. This is the first sign of more changes to come, for sure. In recent weeks, the “Good Day Atlanta” show has opted for more hard news, fewer softer features.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog