Ron Gant Biography
Ron Gant is an American journalist of African descent journalist and a former professional baseball outfielder who is working for WAGA-TV as a co-anchor of Good Day Atlanta on weekday mornings at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. He joined the FOX 5 Atlanta team in October 2012.
How Old is Ron Gant?
Gant was born on the 2nd of March 1965 in Victoria, Texas. He is 57 years old as of 2022.
Ron Gant Height / Measurements
Gant is of an average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.
Ron Gant Partner/Wife
Gant exchanged vows with his wife, Leslie in June 2015. She celebrates her birthday on November 18th. As of 2022, the couple celebrated their 7th anniversary together. Prior to this, he was married to Heather Campbell whom he had his children with. However, we will update information about his spouse once it’s available.
Ron Gant Kids / Children
Gant has 4 children; Alexus, Ryan Edwin, Symara, and Halyn. Within, his son was born on April 1, 1995, and is 27 years old as of 2022. Also, his daughter was born on November 15, 2000, and will be 22 years old as of November 2022. Of the four, Alexus ‘Lexxi’ is the eldest daughter. Nonetheless, he manages to keep information regarding his kids away from the limelight. However, we will update this information about his children once it’s available.
Ron Gant Family / Relatives
Gant manages to keep information regarding his parents away from the limelight. Even so, he was born to George Gant and Alice Hardeman. George served as a chemistry teacher while Alice served as a special education teacher. Also, his mom celebrates her birthday on August 26th. To boot, he has a brother named Tony. Additionally, he shares no information regarding whether he has any siblings or not. We will update this information once it’s available.
Ron Gant Education
Upon completion of his high school education at Victoria Stroman High School, Gant went on to go pro after high school. He declined scholarship offers made to him to play college baseball for schools such as Texas and Oklahoma. Hence, he did not attend college. Also, he played football and baseball in high school.
Ron Gant Career
Gant serves WAGA as a co-anchor of Good Day Atlanta on weekday mornings at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. He joined the station in October 2012. Prior to serving FOX 5 Atlanta, he served FOX Sports South as an analyst where he broadcasted Atlanta Braves games for four years.
Also, he served the MLB Network as a studio analyst for “Hot Stove” and “MLB Tonight.” Further, he served TBS as a commentator for the Atlanta Braves. Prior to his broadcasting career, he served the Atlanta Braves as a professional baseball outfielder for six years since1987.
Moreover, he played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds in 1995, and St. Louis Cardinals from since1996 to1998. Additionally, Philadelphia Phillies from 1999 to 2000, Anaheim Angels in 2000, Colorado Rockies in 2001, Oakland Athletics in 2001 and 2003, and San Diego Padres in 2002.
Furthermore, he joined the 30–30 club, where there is at least 30 stolen bases and 30 home runs in the same season, in 1990 and 1991, while with the Braves. Also, he played two World Series while with the Braves. On a side note, he has resided in Atlanta for over 2 decades.
Ron Gant FOX 5 Atlanta
Gant works with FOX 5 where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Phil Kent
- Randy Travis
- Alex Whittler
- Janice Yu
- Christine Sperow
- Doug Evans
- Alyse Eady
- Deidra Dukes
How Much Does Ron Gant Earn?
Gant receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
How Much is Ron Gant Worth?
Through Gant’s career as an anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
Ron Gant Car Accident
Gant was involved in a fatal accident in 2005 that happened due to a pickup truck turning in front of him not far from the Atlanta airport. As per the Fulton County Police, the pickup truck driver, James Allen, who was 74 years old at the time was allegedly attempting to make a left turn and cut into approaching traffic and was hit by a sport utility vehicle driven by Gant. Allen passed away at the scene and Gant was not fatally wounded.
Ron Gant Facebook, Twitter
Gant is active on his social media accounts. He has about 19K followers on his Facebook Page, and about 6793 followers on his Twitter account.