From Sports to News

WTOC (Savanah) Sports Director Ken Griner has watched the trend of sports dying a slow death in local news.

Instead of becoming a dinosaur, Griner is becoming a News Anchor.

The Raycom station announced that he is trading his evening sports desk duties to join Cyreia Sandlin as co-news anchor for WTOC’s THE News at Daybreak.

“Ken’s been an incredible asset to this television station for several years now, and his move will only improve the morning news landscape,” said Larry Silbermann, WTOC’s vice president general manager.

“Though Ken’s focus has obviously been sports, his hobby has been news and we know his positive energy will be a great fit for our morning team.” News Director Bari Soash said.

“I always enjoy keeping up with the day’s current events and now look forward to presenting that news in the morning to market I grew up in,” Ken said. “What gets me excited is not knowing what each day will bring and the art of telling a good story.”

He starts the new gig on Monday.