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

  Tony’s Gym amps up sanitation

VSU ends win streak in conference final, gearing up for NCAA tournament

ASU falls in SIAC Championship, misses NCAA tournament

Haven Brady Jr. holds last bout in Albany

Patrick Burke signs with Emmanuel College

Americus-Sumter’s Lady Panthers are Macon bound

Brookwood’s Cinderella finish to their 2020 season

Westwood Lady Wildcats continue the dynasty

Rush Propst speaks out about recent departure from USA Academy

Albany State inks another South Georgia talent

Lee County Cheer takes home state title

Thomasville keeps soccer star in South Georgia

Brookwood Warriors in search of history in Americus

VSU preps for conference title run

The city of Dawson looks for it’s first double crown in Basketball

Catherine Kendrick signs with Bryan College and follows former coach

Deerfield-Windsor preps for region tournament

Joe Morgan signs with Tennessee Tech for baseball

Sherwood Eagles shine on the hardwood

Deerfield-Windsor hires new head football coach

Turner County sends two Rebels to next level

Mitchell County’s James Thomas picks West Virginia

Panthers ink 3 to college level

Signed, sealed, delivered: SWGA takes part in National Signing Day

ASU expects big recruiting class in 2020

A legacy on the hardwood

Colquitt County’s Daijun Edwards commits to UGA

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