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

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

Rain and cold driving pests in home during holidays

Sylvester holds annual Christmas parade

2 indicted in shooting that left a woman paralyzed

Dawson City Council likely to discuss arrested city manager

South GA farmers need ‘right worker’

Albany Technical College names final four GOAL nominees

Wife of slain food delivery driver speaks about his life and legacy

Contractor indicted as D.A. pledges to prosecute those who victimize homeowners

Small Business Center opens in Albany

Rivers Alive postpones Flint River, Lee Co. creek cleanup

’Skinny Southern’ cookbook to help South Georgians get healthy

Benefit concert ticket winner a storm victim

State Ag commissioner concerned about Mexico trade agreement

Flint Riverkeeper responds to sewer upgrade plans

UPDATE: Woman identified in South Albany house fire

More people reporting illegal dump sites, littering in Albany

Man charged in December Albany arson

Law enforcement on the hunt in Tift Co. store owner's murder

New staff hopes to make Albany Civic Center 'entertainment hub' again