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

  Congressman Bishop’s campaign investigated for spending violations

  Sanford Bishop to face Cordele pastor in November election

  Trump supporters plan Independence Day boat parade at Lake Blackshear

  Saharan Desert haze in South Ga. could impact your health

Explosion in fireworks sales leave law enforcement warning residents

Lee Co. Commission approves FY 2021 budget

Sunbelt looks for another successful in-person Expo in October

  Hugh Mills Stadium has bright future

  Georgia Power to extend disconnection suspension

  Ga. film, tv projects to hire thousands of production workers

Albany Coalition of Pastors ready to return to in-person services

  2 candidates look to serve as Ga. Supreme Court justice

New travel center coming to Albany

  Tifton City Council takes a look at 2021 budget

Gopher tortoises relocated in Lowndes Co. due to I-75 construction

Albany commissioner’s missing business sign found

Mars Wrigley gives thousands in grants to Phoebe Foundation

  2 charged with making, passing phony checks in Leesburg

  Ga. judge worried about budget cuts

Albany city leader looking for sign thief

  GSP expecting heavy traffic during Memorial Day weekend

  Trending Twitter video involving FedEx driver leads to WALB employee receiving death threats

  Health official: Ga. hospitals see decrease in COVID-19 patients

Salvation Army of Albany working to restock supplies for food distribution

  Demand for truck drivers grows as pandemic pushes on

  Dougherty Co. coroner concerned about black on black crime

  Albany Coalition of Pastors offers new guidelines for church re-openings amid pandemic

Don’t fall for this scam warns Dougherty Co. Sheriff’s Office

Lee Co. residents, business owners could see a decrease in cost of insurance in fall

  Albany Coalition of Pastors not quite ready for in-person services