Jordan Barela

Jordan Barela

Digital Content Manager

Jordan is the Digital Content Manager for WALB. Jordan came to WALB in June 2018. Before joining the WALB Digital Team, he spent two years as a reporter at the Thomasville Times-Enterprise, a WALB news partner. In May 2016, he graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelors of fine arts in mass media. While at VSU, Jordan held a number of positions, including editor-in-chief, at The Spectator, the university’s independent student newspaper. In 2010, Jordan graduated from Tift County High School, where he was an assistant editor on his school’s newspaper.

When he is not at the station, Jordan is hunting for a good thrift store or binge watching Parks and Recreation and Twin Peaks.


Recent Articles by Jordan

Some Georgia COVID-19 restrictions rolled back

4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine adminstered in the Peach State

GRAPHS: Tracking Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers

  Update: Lowndes Co. deputy-involved shooting under investigation, 1 dead

Dougherty Co. and COVID-19: A timeline of events

  Update: Second victim dies in overnight Albany shootings

  ‘I can never, ever give up on Jessica’: One year later, Leesburg mother still missing

Red Cross assisting SWGA families after Monday tornado

Wild Adventures’ Shirley dies at 78

All Georgia counties certify Jan. 5 election results

Interactive: Tracking stops Georgia Senate candidates made in SWGA

The Good ‘Mask’ City: Breaking down Albany’s mask ordinance

Update: Man identified in Albany shooting death investigation

Suspect indicted in Ally Johnson’s death

Meet the candidates in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff races

Interactive: Tracking DCSS high schools' graduation rates

2 years later: APD still searches for answers in Meesha Patel’s death

The Detrez Green Case: A timeline, full breakdown of events in the case

Update: Wanted Wilcox Co. man caught in Crisp Co.

  Hundreds gather in Tifton to say goodbye, honor Ally Johnson

UPDATE: Reward in Ally Johnson case more than doubles

  What to expect when some DCSS students return to school Monday

  Update: Body found in missing Bainbridge boater search

‘I really love being behind a mic’: Meet Krista Monk, host of WALB’s ‘Voices of COVID-19’ podcast

Update: Victim identified in Sunday morning Valdosta homicide

APD: Woman wanted on aggravated assault warrants in custody; police looking for man wanted in same incident

  ‘Whoever is putting the shovel in the ground should make that call': Calling before digging key to safety

Kemp, GEMA give PPE shipment update ahead of back to school

Update: Man identified in Lee Co. officer-involved shooting

UPDATE: Wanted teen surrenders to authorities after Wednesday homicide