Buck Lanford Bio, Age, Height, FOX 5 Atlanta, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Buck Lanford Bio, Wiki

Buck Lanford is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for FOX 5 Atlanta/WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia serving the station as a Co-Anchor for Good Day Atlanta Morning News. He has been working with this station since November 1998 when he joined as a Weekend Sports Anchor.

Buck Lanford Age

Lanford was born on the 28th of March, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. This is evidenced by a post from the Facebook Page of FOX 5 Atlanta News where they asked viewers to help the team wish Buck a happy birthday. He, however, manages to keep information in regards to his year of birth away from the limelight. However, judging from his appearance, he might be in his 50s.

Buck Lanford Height

Lanford stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Buck Lanford Education

Lanford attended South Gwinnett High School. This was before joining Georgia State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Business Management. There, he studied between 1986 and 1990.

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Buck Lanford Career

Lanford works with FOX 5 Atlanta News where he serves the station as a Co-Anchor for Good Day Atlanta News. He has undertaken this role since July 2011. There, he co-anchors the morning news from 5 to 6 AM with Alyse Eady. He then co-anchors the Morning News from 8 to 9 AM alongside Constance Jones. Prior to this, he was working with the station as a Reporter/Anchor.

Aside from anchoring the morning news at FOX 5 Atlanta, he can be found sitting down with some of Atlanta’s top chefs. Then, he is usually recording his weekly segment, Burgers with Buck. Lanford has eaten and given the coveted BWB “thumbs up” salute to many local restaurants and is still counting.

During his time working as the station’s Weekend Sports Anchor, he lived the station’s sports slogan: “Get in the Game!” Then, he was privileged to cover the World Series, PGA Championship, Final Four, Super Bowl, the American Bowl in Tokyo, The Masters, heavyweight fights, and Daytona 500. Lanford is also active in FOX 5’s High 5 Sports coverage.

Prior to joining the FOX 5 Atlanta News team, he was working with WTOC-TV in Savannah where he was serving the station as a weekend sports anchor. For him, covering a story is just the beginning. Lanford has reported live while driving a race car and has also served as the “runner cam” reporter for the Peachtree Road Race. Running this involved delivering live reports and interviews while running the 10K with about 50,000 people. When he was covering all this, he was proud of his four-part series on the sport of wheelchair racing. It is his commitment to the story that was so strong that he competed in the 5K wheelchair race.

It is his unique style and willingness to get in the game that earned him five Emmy Awards, which includes the Best Sportscaster Award. Asides from this, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recognized him with their Michael Schoenbrun National Media award. Being involved heavily in the community, he speaks at various civic events and emcees the annual Gwinnett County Hall of Fame awards ceremony.

Buck is happy to be living in his hometown of Atlanta. A graduate of South Gwinnett High School, he went on to earn degrees in journalism and business management from Georgia State University. In fact, he interned at FOX 5 Atlanta during college! Buck enjoys traveling, playing “bad golf,” surfing not-so-big waves all over the world, and raising his three children.

Buck Lanford FOX 5 Atlanta

Lanford works at FOX 5 Atlanta where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Ryan Beesley
  2. Portia Bruner
  3. Doug Evans
  4. Justin Felder
  5. Sharon Lawson
  6. Kaitlyn Pratt
  7. Eric Perry
  8. Dale Russell
  9. DJ Shockley
  10. Russ Spencer

Buck Lanford Net Worth

In Lanford’s career as an Anchor/ Reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Buck Lanford Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Buck Lanford Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Buck manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Buck Lanford Wife/ Spouse

Lanford is married to his wife, Traci whom he greatly loves. He, however, manages to keep more information regarding his wife away from the limelight. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.

Buck Lanford Kids

Together with his wife, the duo are proud parents to their three children. On the 30th of June 2021, he shared a photo with his son but stated that he rarely shares photos of her children on social media. The 8th of June 2019 also saw him post a photo of his daughter, Olivia Lanford, wishing her a happy 15th birthday

Buck Lanford Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 9.81K  followers, around 17K followers on his Facebook page, and about 4.64K followers on his Instagram account.