Jim Wallace

Born and raised in North Georgia, Jim attended Towers High School, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976, with a degree in broadcast journalism. Jim co-anchors the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts with and anchors the 11 p.m. newscast. Jim came to WALB in November of 1976, and served in both news and sports. He has been a weekend sports anchor and reporter, then sports director. In September 2001 Jim moved to news, and began anchoring the evening newscasts, in addition to reporting. In December 2016, Jim became the lead anchor in the evening. He has won the Georgia AP Sports Reporter of the Year award twice, and Georgia AP Sportscaster of the Year once. Jim is also a Georgia AP Sports Photographer of Year award winner, and holds numerous UPI Sportscasting Awards. Jim is married to Tracy, and the couple has two children, Jake and Shelly. Jim is also a Sunday School teacher and Youth Volunteer at First United Methodist Church.

Recent Articles by Jim

  Car crashes into Hazel’s Laundry on S. Mock Road

Illegal dumping continues in Albany, frustrating city leaders

Firefighters warn about electrical fires

Albany Tech GOAL winner announced

Albany bank robbery suspect ordered held without bond

2 traffic stops lead to 2 drug arrests

Dougherty Co. working to recover after tornado two years later

Chehaw enters partnership with Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska

Marco’s Pizza donates lunch for TSA workers

Phoebe Putney prepares for flu outbreak

American Legion Post 30 hosts program on American history

South Georgia D.A. says he will prosecute overdose death cases

Dawson has an interim city manager

Areas of Southwest GA see jobs at record high as unemployment rate falls

Firefighters: Albany house fire caused by food left unattended on stove

Chehaw to host ‘Reindeer Games’ this weekend

Dougherty District Attorney says murder indictment shows ‘war on gangs’

South Georgia farmers say new farm bill will bring ‘stability’

Rain and cold driving pests in home during holidays

Sylvester holds annual Christmas parade