Jim Wallace

Jim Wallace


Born and raised in North Georgia, Jim attended Towers High School, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976, with a degree in broadcast journalism. Jim co-anchors the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts with and anchors the 11 p.m. newscast. Jim came to WALB in November of 1976, and served in both news and sports. He has been a weekend sports anchor and reporter, then sports director. In September 2001 Jim moved to news, and began anchoring the evening newscasts, in addition to reporting. In December 2016, Jim became the lead anchor in the evening. He has won the Georgia AP Sports Reporter of the Year award twice, and Georgia AP Sportscaster of the Year once. Jim is also a Georgia AP Sports Photographer of Year award winner, and holds numerous UPI Sportscasting Awards. Jim is married to Tracy, and the couple has two children, Jake and Shelly. Jim is also a Sunday School teacher and Youth Volunteer at First United Methodist Church.

Recent Articles by Jim

  Sylvester councilman dies from COVID-19 complications

’I was very disappointed’: Ga. Congressman on Wednesday’s violence in D.C.

  Albany murder suspect indicted

  Fire destroys Albany mobile home

  2 arrested after drone caught delivering contraband to Calhoun State Prison

  Albany church to host Christmas Eve service virtually

  How is the state’s economy holding up amid the COVID-19 recession?

  Ga. Supreme Court makes decision on whether or not to resume trials

  Ga. program could help with energy bills

  Ashburn City Council, mayor torn on city manager’s future

Calhoun State Prison officer arrested after smuggling meth into prison

  Congressman Sanford Bishop responds to Supreme Court Justice decision

Albany Technical College could be expanding transportation academy

2 Coffee Correctional inmates injured in fight

  Albany Coalition of Churches and Phoebe need your help planning new health center

  Concerns raised over plant possibly coming to Adel

Subadan named finalist for Augusta city administrator job

  Man wanted in Miami arrested in Valdosta

Field appraisers heading out in Lee Co.

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Valdosta shooting

  Lee Co. man dies in apparent drowning

Dozens of Crisp Academy students quarantined after student tests positive for COVID-19

  Ashburn city manager placed on administrative leave

  Dougherty Co. D.A. won’t put up with anyone disrupting virtual learning

  Man arrested in Calhoun Co. church burglary case

2 arrested in Lee Co. guns, drugs incident

  Tifton lab tests suspicious seeds mailed from anonymous source

  Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany receive thousands in State Farm donation

  Lowndes Co. deputies training on new, life-saving equipment

  Albany church preparing to help hundreds of families