Ron Gant Bio, Wiki
Ron Gant is an American Anchor/ Reporter/Baseball Player working for FOX 5 Atlanta/WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia serving the station as a Morning Anchor for Good Day Atlanta. He has been working with the station since the 25th of October 2012.
Ron Gant Age
Gant is 57 years old as of 2022. He was born on the 2nd of March 1965 in Victoria, Texas, United States.
Ron Gant Height
He stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches.
Ron Gant Education
When Ron was in High School, he played football and baseball. He was also recruited heavily to play college baseball for schools such as Oklahoma and Texas. He, unfortunately, turned down scholarship offers to go pro after high school.
Ron Gant Broadcasting Career
Gant works for FOX 5 Atlanta News where he serves the station as a co-anchor for Good Day Atlanta. He happens to be a former Atlanta Braves All-Star player, and a former number five. There, he co-anchors the Morning News at 6 and 7 AM.
Prior to joining the FOX 5 News team, he was working as a Sports analyst on FOX Sports South coverage of Atlanta Braves games for about four years. He has also worked as a studio analyst for the MLB Network. He worked for “MLB Tonight,” and “Hot Stove.”
Ron Gant Playing Career
He has also previously worked as a commentator for the Atlanta Braves on TBS. Before his broadcasting career, Ron spent six years with the Atlanta Braves, including playing in two World Series. He has been living in Atlanta for more than 20 years.
Prior to kick-starting his journalism career, he was a professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball(MLB) for the Atlanta Braves where he played between 1987 and 1993. He also played for Cincinnati Reeds in the year 1995.
This is in addition to playing with the St. Louis Cardinals between 1996 and 1998 and the Philadelphia Phillies between 1999 and 2000. He also played with Colorado Rockies in the year 2001 and Anaheim Angels in the year 2000. Asides from this, he played with the San Diego Padres in 2002 and the Oakland Athletics in 2001 and 2003.
Ron joined the 30-30 club(at least 30 stolen bases and 30 home runs in the same season) in the years 1990 and 1991 when he was still playing with the Braves. Aside from this, he batted and threw right-handed. Later on, after signing one of the richest contracts in Braves in the year 1994, he broke his right leg in an ATV accident. It was after this that The Braves ended up releasing him and he would not play again till the year 1995. Then, he joined the Cincinnati Reds before being signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996.
In Gant’s career, the year 1997 was the lowest moment for him. He was struck out 162 times and batted .229 for the Cardinals. Later on, after the Cardinals didn’t play him full-time in 1998 (though he still hit 26 homers). Ron was traded with the Cardinals with Jeff Brantley and Cliff Politte to Philadelphia Phillies for Ricky Bottalico and Garrett Stephenson on the 19th of November.
In the following year, he would have his last real quality season. When playing with the Phillies in 1999, he batted a solid .260 with about 17 home runs and 77 RBIs. Gant also had 13 stolen bases and 107 runs scored with about 27 doubles and two triples, in about 134 hits. He set the lowest RBI total ever by a player with 25 or more homers (tied in 2015 by Joc Pederson, who also hit 26 home runs with 54 RBIs.
Later on, after a non-productive season in 2003, with the A’s, he retired at the age of 38. During a 16-season career, he batted .256 with about 321 home runs and 1,008 RBIs. Gant had about 243 stolen bases and 1,080 runs scored in 1,832 games. He has 302 doubles and 50 triples during his career. Gant ended with 1,651 hits in 6,449 at-bats. He has an average of about 20 home runs, 63 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases a year. During the post-season play, he was .228 hitter with 8 home runs and 28 RBIs in 52 playoff games. He also had 43 hits in 189 at-bats.
Ron Gant FOX 5 Atlanta
Gant works at FOX 5 Atlanta where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Ryan Beesley
- Portia Bruner
- Courtney Bryant
- Natalie McCann
- Joanne Feldman
- Cody Chaffins
- David Chandley
- Deidra Dukes
- Alyse Eady
- Doug Evans
Ron Gant Net Worth
In Gant’s career as an Anchor/ Reporter/Baseball Player, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Ron Gant Salary
He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Ron Gant Parents and Siblings
Gant was born and raised in Victoria, Texas to his loving and caring parents. His father, George Gant, was a chemistry professor whereas her mother, Alice Hardeman was a special education teacher. He manages to keep information on whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.
Ron Gant Wife/ Spouse
Gant was previously in marriage with Heather Campbell, who he, unfortunately, got divorced. Gant is married to his wife, Leslie who also happens to be a Victoria native. The duo tied the knot on the 10th of June 2015 in a private wedding ceremony that was held in Watercolor Inn.
Ron Gant Kids
In his previous marriage, they had four kids who he lives with in Atlanta together with his wife, Leslie. These kids include a son named Ryan, and three daughters named Halyn, Alexus, and Symara.
Ron Gant Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 6.76K followers, and around 19K followers on his Facebook page.