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

  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’

  Albany family displaced after W. Oglethorpe house fire

  Albany’s Palace Inn remains open for business

  Judge orders Albany motel to close by Tuesday

  Albany church opens for members to spend the night during storms

  Albany man among 5 charged in 71-count indictment for fraud, conspiracy

  Albany family files lawsuit in 2017 nightclub death

  South Georgians urged to monitor kidney health

  Albany man arrested trying to destroy evidence during traffic stop

Albany traffic stop turns into suspected drug investigation

GDOT crews cleaning up in Cairo

  Donalsonville man charged with attack on postal carrier

  Two recall living through the Albany Movement; MLK’s involvement in Albany

Boil water order lifted in Sylvester

Albany Street Festival looking to be bigger and better

Judge says Georgia Court of Appeals geographic diversity improved

  Rush Propst suspended from coaching duties

  Lee County Investigators ask help identifying entering auto suspect