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.
The latest from Buck Lanford
Legacy Celebration Service for late Atlanta pastor Dr. Charles F. Stanley
Dr. Charles Stanley, who led First Baptist Atlanta for decades and was the founder of In Touch Ministries, has died. He was 90 years old.
CRU Food and Wine Bar's Napa Burger is a sight to behold
Bringing people together one burger at a time, that is a big part of the #BurgersWithBuck mission. Case in point, this week’s stop at CRU Food & Wine Bar in the Battery Atlanta next to Truist Park.
Atlanta's Buena Vida Tapas delivers big taste in mini-burgers
Located right along the BeltLine in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, Buena Vida Tapas features classic dishes and multiple killer burgers.
Jen Chan's serves up burger with Korean twist for Atlanta Burger Week
Atlanta Burger Week is back with dozens of restaurants around the city offering delicious burgers.
Buckhead's iconic Johnny's Hideaway fuels up its dancers with delicious food
For more than four decades Johnny's Hideaway has been keeping the party going in Buckhead. And when you're rocking on the dance floor late at night, you need something like a great burger to keep the energy going.
Boone's serves up burgers and brews to hungry golfers at Bobby Jones Golf Course
If you haven't been to Bobby Jones Golf Course since their redesign, you likely won't recognize the place. And with that redesign comes a new restaurant serving up delicious burgers and drinks.
Best End Brewery brings delicious burger to BeltLine on the West End
If you're walking on the BeltLine and feeling a bit hungry, Best End Brewery on the West End has a burger that's worth the detour.
Wegman’s Bayou Louisiana Kitchen brings taste of New Orleans to Roswell
Wegman’s Bayou Louisiana Kitchen in Roswell serves up all of the classic Cajun and Creole dishes as well as their own take on the burger with a New Orleans flair.
Wonderkid brings 70s style and tasty burger to Atlanta's Reynoldstown neighborhood
At Wonderkid in Reynoldstown it always feels like the 1970s. And this good news is you don't have to go 'far out' to get some good vibes with a truly funky burger.
Try The Club Burger at Chops in Buckhead
If you've never tried The Club Burger at Chops in Buckhead, you might want to go ahead and put that on your list.