Wake up with Buck Lanford weekday mornings on Good Day Atlanta. Buck joined FOX 5 Atlanta in 1998 after working as the weekend sports anchor at WTOC in Savannah.
When he is not sitting behind the Good Day Atlanta anchor desk, he can be seen sitting down with some of Atlanta's top chefs for his popular weekly segment, Burgers With Buck. He has eaten and given the coveted BWB “thumbs up” salute to hundreds of local restaurants ... and counting. Got a favorite burger? Let him know about it.
Before tackling anchor duties on Good Day Atlanta, Buck was FOX 5’s weekend sports anchor and lived FOX 5’s sports slogan: “Get in the Game!” He has covered the Super Bowl, World Series, The Masters, PGA Championship, Daytona 500, Final Four, heavyweight fights and even the American Bowl in Tokyo. He continues to be active in FOX 5’s High 5 Sports coverage.
Covering a story is just the beginning for Buck. He once reported live while driving a race car and served as the “runnercam” reporter for the Peachtree Road Race. Manning the “runnercam” involved delivering live reports and interviews while running the 10K with 50,000 other people.
While Buck has covered it all, he is most proud of his four-part series on the sport of wheelchair racing. His commitment to the story was so strong that Buck actually competed in the 5K wheelchair race.
Buck’s unique style and willingness to get in the game has earned him five Emmy Awards, including Best Sportscaster. Also, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recognized him with their Michael Schoenbrun National Media award. Heavily involved in the community, Buck 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 takes a bite out of the Buford Highway burger on this week's edition of Burgers with Buck.
The artist formerly known as Aix and its adjoining wine bar Tin Tin in West Midtown has been reinvented and rebranded from a French restaurant that was known for special occasion dining to a more casual neighborhood spot…and #BurgersWithBuck is absolutely on board.
Burgers with Buck is sliding into 2021 at Sidebar in downtown Atlanta.
The downtown Atlanta restaurant serves up sliders that are perfect for sampling.
With their official grand opening this week, the Pub Burger from Iron Hill Brewery in Buckhead, is unofficially Atlanta’s newest burger. This sounds like a job for #BurgersWithBuck!
Iron Hill Brewery is a craft brewery that has opened in Buckhead where you can actually watch local beer being made just feet from your table.
The McCloskey Burger is named for longtime Manuel’s Tavern employee, the late Bill McCloskey.
Thumbs up to the McCloskey Cheese Burger, and thumbs up to the folks who have contributed to help save this Atlanta landmark.
Burgers with Buck heads to Joy Cafe in Midtown Atlanta for a Burgers with Buck first.
This week on Burgers with Buck, we head to Joy Café in Midtown where a traditional Double Stack beef burger sits on the menu as well as a Chicken Burger.