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Lisa Rayam (formerly Fox 5) joining GPB's 'Lawmakers'

This was posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Rodney Ho on AJC's Radio & TV Talk blog

Lisa Rayam, who left Fox 5 earlier this year, is joining Georgia Public Broadcasting's "Lawmakers" program early next year.

Rayam, who spent 22 years at WAGA-TV, will be the capital reporter during the Georgia legislative session.

The long-running GPB television program provides daily coverage of the state legislature and tackles issues such as taxes, jobs, schools and the environment. The session typically runs from mid January through late March.

Scott Slade, morning host of News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB, will again be host.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the ‘Lawmakers’ team, where I will have the opportunity to delve into storytelling that really matters and affects all of us here in Georgia,” Rayam said in a press release. "On the heels of an explosive Presidential election, the role of state government will get pushed into the limelight even more, and I am excited to be a part of the mix. I love telling stories about everyday people, and it will be an honor to share some of those stories as they relate to the decisions made by our lawmakers."

The readers of my original departure story in May liked her a lot. In an unscientific poll, 77 percent of readers said they thought Fox 5 made a bad move.


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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.