WALB beloved employee honored at banquet

WALB beloved employee honored at banquet

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One of WALB''s dearest employees received an incredible honor Friday.

Sam Smith retired last year after 55 years at the station.

Smith was a well-respected journalist and videographer that made his mark covering the Civil Rights movement.

Friday night, the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will induct him into their Gold Circle.

It''s an honor reserved for those who have worked in the business for at least 50 years and have made significant contributions to their communities.

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