A.J. Giardina Is a News Anchor at WLOX. A. J. Giardina holds American Nationality.
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A.J. Giardina Education Background
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A.J. Giardina Wife/ Children
When he’s not on the air, A.J. Giardina likes to hang out with his wife, three children, and his granddaughter and grandson. “My interests center around my family and friends,” he says.
A.J. Giardina Career
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – “Hello, everybody.” With those words, A.J. Giardina begins every sportscast on WLOX… and has been our main sportscaster for a long time – 39 years!
Like many on the WLOX staff, A.J. Giardina got his broadcasting start in radio. In the early 70s, A.J. Giardina worked for a couple of small AM stations before joining the television ranks at WGNO-TV in New Orleans where he was a news and sports anchor. After a brief time at KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana, and KJAC in Port Arthur, Texas, A.J. came to WLOX.
Over the years A.J. Giardina has seen a lot of local high school kids achieve professional sporting careers. Three-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner Brett Favre is just one of the great athletes A.J. has covered from high school to pro.
A.J. Giardina is a member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame Media Selection Committee that meets once a year to nominate and select new inductees to the Saints Hall of Fame.
A.J.’s sportscast won first place by the Mississippi Associated Press in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002. He was honored with the 1996 Lindsey Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award In Sportscasting and the 2002 Distinguished American Award presented by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. You can see A.J.’s sports & Action Reports weekdays on WLOX News at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
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AJ Giardina’s co-workers talk about AJ the practical joker
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – We’ve shown you, AJ Giardina, as he alters ego “Tony Baloney,” but you might not know his other alter ego – AJ the practical joker.
“He’s actually on my wedding video saying, ‘Meggan, Dave Vincent [former WLOX news director] called and we need you to come into work at 3 am tomorrow morning.’ So that was an introduction for me to his pranks,” WLOX Morning Anchor Meggan Gray remembered. “Me, being brand new at the time, though he was serious.”
New WLOX producers and new employees for that matter seemed to be inviting targets for AJ’s tomfoolery.
“I feel for them,” Gray added. “He would maybe wait a few weeks until they’d been here, then he’d call after a show and either pretend to be a disgruntled viewer, or a boss man saying that you needed to come to his office right away.”
Making up scenarios about crazed fans was also up AJ’s alley. There was the time that AJ worked with former WLOX anchor Gurvir Dhindsa on a prank to get into the head of Renee Johnson, who at the time worked on the studio crew.
“The story was that I had a stalker, and she wanted to come to hang out with me at work,” said Johnson, WLOX’s Digital Content Director. “I was trying to be polite, but it was kind of scary at the same time. That was AJ, he was always trying to figure out what would be the perfect practical joke.”
But one time, the joke may have been on him. It happened late one night after a 10 p.m. newscast.
“I would stay after the 10, I used to produce the 10 at that time, and it was me, AJ, and Mike Reader,” Johnson added. “AJ left, then he came back in, and he really did look like he was scared. Was he joking or not? He really thought he saw a ghost in the parking lot.”
WLOX Morning Anchor Rhonda Weidner also remembers the ghost story.
“I remember that day when AJ came in talking about the woman in the woods,” Weidner said. “Will we ever find out the truth?”