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

  Albany Tech asks 11 to self-quarantine after student possibly exposed to coronavirus

  Calhoun Co. sheriff: 3 arrested in attempt to bring contraband into prison

  ‘It’s just become part of me’: Trimble sets example as MCLB’s top officer

Coming in ‘Hot’: 2 Ga. correctional officers arrested for smuggling drugs in Hot Pocket

  EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Kemp focuses on South Ga storm recovery

  Armed robbers hit Dawson Road restaurant

GDOT excavator flips over in Lee Co.

  Death investigation underway in Americus

  Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office warns of deputy impersonator scam

  Lee Co. residents curious about absentee ballots sent to homes

  Law enforcement hits the streets in Dougherty Co. to catch distracted drivers

  Albany church breaks ground on Alzheimer’s Outreach Center

  Fl. lawyers take aim at Southwest Ga. farmers in continuing water wars

Former Falcons player Michael Vick to speak at ASU

Hundreds walk for Alzheimer’s in Valdosta

  When the weather was at its worst, WALB’s First Alert Weather Team was at its best

3 arrested in early Friday morning drug bust

  Leesburg linked in social security scam calls

  South GA woman treated for legionnaires after visiting Atlanta hotel

  Railroad ties set on fire, Albany crews respond

  No action taken on complaint against Worth Co. superintendent

  'Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching’: Blakely 1960 cold case reopened after documentary

  Too close to home: Residents concerned after multiple robberies at East Albany store

NTD considers relaxing truck drivers hours of service

  Arrests made after vape store search, but will charges stand?

  Manhunt underway after Albany armed robbery

Lee Co. man sentenced in child molestation case

  Dougherty Co. Juvenile Court judge disbarred

LilyPad speaks on community ‘outrage’ over 3-year-old’s death

  WALB becomes co-sponsor for Albany’s ‘Star Business of the Week’