One of WALB's most beloved employees is receiving an incredible honor.
Sam Smith retired last year.
Now, the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will induct him into their Gold Circle.
It's a rare honor reserved for people who have worked in our business for at least 50-years and have made significant contributions to their communities.
Sam says he never expected this type of recognition.
“I don't know what to say. I am really humbled. I never thought anything about this. When I was doing my job I was just enjoying my job because I got to teach a lot of you folks a few things, and a few things, and to be rewarded for that is just wow," says Sam Smith, retired WALB News Photographer.
Sam will be honored at a banquet in September.