Rehab for Savage

Former WSB news anchor Warren Savage avoided trial on cocaine charges after completing a drug treatment program, according to the AJC. Savage walked away from his morning anchor job after he’d repeatedly failed to show up for his 2:30am shift. His colleagues at WSB frequently had to roust him from his slumber to get him to the set on time. The behavior dumbfounded his colleagues, and foreshadowed his subsequent drug arrests.

Savage left WSB in September 2005. By August 2006, he was posing for his first booking photo.

Rodney Ho interviewed Savage after he quit WSB, but prior to his arrests. First busted in Gwinnett Co. for marijuana possession, Savage kinda disappeared following a cocaine arrest in Forsyth County. Turns out, he was in the treatment program. Somehow, Ho of the AJC ended up with a bunch of Savage’s possessions. Ho describes thusly:

Soon after he was arrested, I received a call from a guy who had some of his possessions, which had been confiscated from a storage bin. He wanted to get rid of them. I still have some of Warren’s items. Unfortunately, at the time, I had no clue how to get a hold of Warren to give them to him. It’s mostly awards and photographs of him and friends/family but also included some receipts for items he pawned off such as computers and a guitar. So Warren—if you want your personal effects, contact me…

One suspects that Mr. Savage will be strongly encouraged to submit to an AJC interview before re-acquiring his stuff.

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17 thoughts on “Rehab for Savage

  1. Rodney Ho

    I haven’t heard from Warren yet! The guy who had Warren’s stuff was going to trash it all so I decided to keep some of it. Still no word from Warren so I’m not sure how badly he wants his old photos and plaques. And no, I won’t make it a quid pro quo. If he wants his stuff, I won’t require an interview, but I’ll ask for one if he does contact me.

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  2. Richard

    Hello. I was a big fan of Mr. Savage’s. I thought he was a great reporter. If there was a way I could speak with to find out what went wrong, that would be great. I just want to let Mr. Savage know that he should not let this stop him and to keep moving.

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  3. Derrick Fowler

    Hello, I am a good friend of Warrens and he will know me as the cake man being as I made some cakes for him in the past. I met warren a little more than 8 years ago and we became very close friends and I was very disturbed when I heard about what was happening with him. I have kept him in my prayers and still to this day consider him a great human being and person. If there is anyway that he can get this message, I would truly like to reconnect with someone I called a true brother and do what I can if any to reinstall faith with him that someone still cares about him. Warren I still have the cd with your groves on it so contact a brother and lets crank up the Mirages again.

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    1. Ron Montague

      Savage was my room-mate in the Marines (Okinawa) and I am sorry to hear of the past problems. The Savage I know is still a Marine at heart and will defeat these issues head on. I am praying for you buddy.

      So Devil Dog, if you read this look me up on facebook.

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  4. Austin Rhodes

    I always thought the guy was odd. He went to great lengths to hide a relationship he had with a white female producer because he said he didn’t want it to hurt his “street cred” with his people. Bizarre.

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  6. John

    Warren savage Is a piece of shit. I met him in jail ,and gave him a place to live when he got out of jail. He fooled judge bagel with urine from a 4 year old . And let him live in my house for 18 months he never paid rent and thought the world owed him something . If you don’t believe me me check out forsyth count records. don’t let him fool ya……

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  7. Reginald Little

    I thought that Warren was a great newsporter and a great looking guy. I wish him the very best at whatever he is doing.

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  8. C. S. Evans

    I went to boot camp with Warren Savage and stayed in touch with him throughout the years. My last contact with him was June 2005. If anyone knows his whereabouts, please reply here with your email address. Semper Fidelis! Jesionka….he will know this name. Once a Marine, Always a Marine! I am thankful that he has made it through the rehab process. I look forward to talking with my friend.

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    1. Anonymous

      Everyone is so proud of Warren Savage! He is highly regarded as a success story for turning his life around and demonstrating resilience in the face of tremendous odds. It was remarkable that the Chief Superior Court Judge of Forsyth County asked him to be the keynote speaker for the graduation and 10th annual celebration of the program from which he graduated. Warren, if you read this, you have a remarkable story of redemption, deliverance and restoration. Just as you did not let the horrors of drug addiction keep you down, do not be distracted by the few haters on here like “knows the truth”. Her reference to Jesus is telling! Christians – and those who profess to be Christians – generally are the first to judge, throw stones while all along ignoring (masking) their own shortcomings. If “knows the truth” truly knew Jesus, I doubt they would’ve ever posted such an ignorant diatribe. I mean, what would Jesus do? Certainly, not that!!!! We don’t care who you were, Warren. We are proud of the man you have become – stronger than before and even more handsome (love the bald head – sexy on you!!!!). God has His hand on you! Keep your eyes on Him and He will continue to bless you!

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  9. Knows the truth

    There’s alot of secrets Warren Savage is hiding. Some know about them as they were left in the dust being used and manipulated by him……lots of anger, repressed “feelings,” lying, stealing, pretty much anything you can think of. He Thinks he’s a great actor. I heard one of the women he used along the way exposed ALOT of his secrets and lies……He never had a college degree, dishonorably discharged from Marines as he went AWOL on a drug binge in Puerto Rico and alot more.
    Look him up on MugShots.com. He has a penchant for smacking women around. He needs the help that only Jesus can give, ’cause he is fast trackin’ it to Hell.
    Hey Reginald, sounds like you know Warren well, if you know what I mean. Were you the guy who worked with Warren at WSB and had a secret thing goin’?

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    1. Joy

      Everyone is so proud of Warren Savage! He is highly regarded as a success story for turning his life around and demonstrating resilience in the face of tremendous odds. It was remarkable that the Chief Superior Court Judge of Forsyth County asked him to be the keynote speaker for the graduation and 10th annual celebration of the program from which he graduated. Warren, if you read this, you have a remarkable story of redemption, deliverance and restoration. Just as you did not let the horrors of drug addiction keep you down, do not be distracted by the few haters on here like “knows the truth”. Her reference to Jesus is telling! Christians – and those who profess to be Christians – generally are the first to judge, throw stones while all along ignoring (masking) their own shortcomings. If “knows the truth” truly knew Jesus, I doubt they would’ve ever posted such an ignorant diatribe. I mean, what would Jesus do? Certainly, not that!!!! We don’t care who you were, Warren. We are proud of the man you have become – stronger than before and even more handsome (love the bald head – sexy on you!!!!). God has His hand on you! Keep your eyes on Him and He will continue to bless you!

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      1. S.K. Jensen

        Amen, Joy!! I’m still a big fan of Warren’s. It’s sad that people will try to besmirch someone because they themselves are sick and hurting. If “Knows the truth” knew anything about truth (LOL), they would know that:
        Noah was a Drunk
        Elijah was Suicidal
        Peter was a Coward
        Jacob was a Deceiver
        Rahab was a Prostitute
        Samson was a Womanizer
        Moses had a Self-esteem problem
        David was an Adulterer/Murderer
        The Samaritan Woman was Divorced
        Warren had a drug problem

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  10. Snoopy Forever

    I have been a huge fan of Warren Savage for years. I miss his professional delivery of the news on WSB. Like many others, I was saddened by the news of his downfall, but as we all have witnessed – and what is obviously lost on “Knows The Truth”, Warren’s downfall was NOT a fall from grace! In fact, he seems to have recovered with a great deal of grace and humility. Apparently, this bothers some people. It AMAZES me how people who go around touting Jesus are the first ones to throw stones then go run and hide behind The Cross!!! Give me a break!!! Way to go Warren! I wish you many blessings and much success!

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