ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Many of you "grew up" watching Dawn Hobby on WALB.
Dawn "grew up" working here. Now, after three and a half decades in TV news, she's leaving the business.
Last fall, Dawn got her Georgia Real Estate license and announced plans to launch her new career at the end of March.
“I've always been intrigued by the Real Estate Profession, and I decided that the time was right to make the leap,” said Hobby.
Dawn started her broadcast news career in March 1980 as a Production Assistant.
She worked as a Producer, then as a Reporter, and the role for which she is most remembered, evening anchor, a position she held for 28 years.
On her 35th anniversary at WALB Monday, Dawn was featured in a
bout news professionals who are making career about-faces.
Dawn was honored at a WALB farewell luncheon which included a video tribute from her co-workers, as well as farewell messages from the Mayor of Albany and Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop.
Michael Bryant, a representative from Congressman Bishop's office also read and presented Dawn with a Congressional Record, recognition she received on the floor of the United States House of Representatives for her years of service to South Georgia.
“It's going to be awfully strange waking up Monday morning and not driving to 1709 Stuart Avenue,” said Hobby.
“I'm so grateful to all the wonderful people of South Georgia for their love and support all these years. I'm especially appreciative of my friends here at WALB and my Raycom Media family. I'll miss them all. I'm super excited, though, about this new adventure.”
Dawn starts her real estate career Monday, March 30th, as an agent for Coldwell Banker Walden and Kirkland in Albany.