Whitney Shelton

Whitney Shelton is a multimedia journalist at WALB. She joined the WALB team in August 2017. Whitney is a Tennesseee native and calls East Tennessee home. Prior to WALB, Whitney worked as a photographer at WATE6OnYourSide in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also worked as a fill-in MMJ at WKPT-TV in Kingsport, Tennessee. After spending four years in "Big Orange Country" at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media. During her college years, she held multiple internships throughout East Tennessee. She interned with WBIR news and WVLT Local 8 news in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2014, Whitney was selected to travel abroad to Prague, Czech Republic where she studied journalism and the impact new media has on that side of the world. Whitney is an advocate for breast cancer awareness. She has a personal platform of “Hope is a Cure for Breast Cancer”. Her extensive work with various cancer organizations allowed her to raise over $180,000 for cancer research. She served her community and captured the titles of Miss Johnson City 2017 and Miss Sullivan County 2016. She competed for the title of Miss Tennessee two years in a row. During that time, she served as a local ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in East Tennessee and raising over $1,300. Whitney is excited to get to know the people of South Georgia. If you see her around, say hey! Feel free to send story ideas her way.

Recent Articles by Whitney

  Army Corps Engineers are in SWGA to help with debris removal

‘Adopt don’t shop’ this holiday season

Northwest Library moves forward with renovation

Lee Co. begins debris cleanup on Halloween

Senior citizens receive disaster food boxes

Salvation Army donates to SWGA

Albany youth learn important life lessons at fall festival

Lee Co. families raise money for first-grader with rare heart condition

Lee County Schools receives 2018 CCRPI scores

Community members hold forum for high utility bills

Officials warn residents about storm fraud

Sweet Potato Festival happening this weekend in Ocilla

Pelham band feeds the soul with music and food for Seminole Co. band

YMCA hosts 80 Red Cross Volunteers

Albany ARC hosts annual Halloween event

Albany Museum of Art introduces autumn lineup

Albany Chain Gang needs volunteers

Tifton teacher goes viral with greeting video

Albany Dougherty Homeless Coalition gives annual update

Albany commissioners approve $6.5 million LED lighting system