John Barron

John Barron

Sports Director

John joined the news team in January 2018 as a multimedia journalist at WALB. John was born in Tallahassee, Florida and moved several times in his life until finally staying in Marietta. He played football and soccer at Wheeler High School and received a full ride to Savannah State University to play football. During his senior year, he was voted 1st team All-Conference and named SBN Sports All-American. He graduated with a degree in mass communications in 2017 and was awarded Dean’s List. While finishing his degree, he worked at WTOC in Savannah where he helped the sports team with Friday night sports. During his free time, John likes staying active and being outdoors. If you have a story idea for John, don't hesitate to reach out!


Recent Articles by John

Mitchell County’s Derrick Harris Jr. named to the McDonald’s All-America nominee list

Westwood puts two Lady Wildcats on the McDonald’s All-America nominee list

Monroe getting ready to host MLK Classic

Don Terry inks with Brewton-Parker

Josh Thomas signs with Bryan College

Lee County’s superfan receives 12th man award

Trojans getting ready for 4th Roundball Classic

Vikings gearing up for state title showdown in Panther Stadium

Play of the Week: Jacurri Brown’s house call

Lee County’s Tory Carter representing in the College Football Playoffs

  Week 4 of playoffs: Friday night football schedules and scores

Week 3 of playoffs: Friday night football schedules and scores

Vikings looking to hold strong in Martin Stadium

Trojans ready to defend Trojan Field in quarterfinals

Player of the Week: Chauncey Magwood

Play of the Week: Give it to Paulk... and say goodbye

Team of the Week: Crisp County

  Week 2 of playoffs: Friday night football scores and schedules

Emiley Foy named as 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship State Winner

Player of the Week: Blane Grace

Play of the Week: Terrell Academy

  Week 1 of playoffs: Friday night football scores and schedules

Albany Seahawks ready to take flight in Pop Warner regional

Garrett Sloan signs with Mercer Baseball

Tiftarea’s Josie Arant takes her talents to Belmont University

Player of the Week: Caleb McDowell

Play of the Week: Jamarkis Allen

Team of the Week: Mitchell County

  Final week of regular season: Friday night football scores and schedules

Player of the Week: Gemarion Anthony