Avery Jacobs

Avery Jacobs

Multimedia Journalist

Albany, GA

Avery Jacobs joined the WALB news team in March 2021. He will serve as a multimedia journalist and fill-in sports anchor, after spending one season with the Los Angeles Rams communications department. Like any other kid, growing up in Tampa, Fla., Avery had no idea that his love for sports would one day parlay into a professional journalism career. Before moving to Albany, Avery got his first opportunity covering the Florida State Seminoles as a correspondent for the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. He held that position while still pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism. Avery graduated cum laude from Florida A&M University in 2019. While there, he served as the sports editor of the school’s newspaper, program director of the school’s radio station and sports director of the school’s television station. Before leaving FAMU, Avery would go on to intern with ESPN. He’s a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a devoted brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., where he served as both president and vice president to the Alpha Xi Chapter. When he’s away from work, Avery enjoys reading biography books, buying new suits, working out and drawing up scouting reports on college athletes.

Recent Articles by Avery

  Albany introduces electric vehicle charging stations

  Albany Tech to recognize dual enrollment graduates

Albany Tech to host virtual Facebook event for design, media program

  Albany Utilities speeding up process with bill delay

  Phoebe to pause administering Johnson and Johnson vaccine

  Georgia Peanut Commission to hold ‘Peanut Palooza’ Saturday

  Miss Albany donates books to area school

  4 new businesses open their doors to Albany

  Seminole Co. family pick up the pieces after storm-damaged home

  Albany Utilities working to have billing system delay resolved

  Albany leaders push for grant approval

  Albany-Dougherty Judicial Building closed until further notice

  Baseball fans react to Allstar game move

Family loses special needs dog

Albany-Dougherty Youth Unit holds drive-thru easter egg extravaganza

Northside Elementary collects pennies for kids diagnosed with leukemia

  Sen. Raphael Warnock tours Ga. farms

  People complain about Albany IRS being closed, not keeping appointments

Dougherty Co. aims to expand broadband internet access

  Albany pays tribute to Femi Anderson

  Stimulus checks hit wallets where they need it as COVID-19 lingers

VA holds clinic in Albany to help vaccinate veterans

  Albany business recovers after car crashes into building

  Georgia Power Foundation awards water grant to Miller Co.

Brother’s Pizza opens second Albany location

  Groundwork begins on new park in Douglas

  South Georgia Technical College hosts career fair

  Phoebe to pick up vaccine appointments after Albany mass vaccination site closes

  Damascus recovering after Feb. tornado

  Georgia Peanut Commission holds member voting referendum