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

Man arrested in Thomas Co. armed robbery

  UPDATE: Colquitt Co. Clerk of Court hit by truck outside courthouse

Chula Dollar General hit with armed robbery

Worth Co. child death under investigation

  APD looking for suspect in brutal East Albany attack

Valdosta fire under investigation

  Juicy Crab coming to Albany

Thomasville City School Board names lone superintendent finalist

Interactive: Facts about Feeding the Valley

President Jimmy Carter recovering after surgery in Atlanta

Fire reported at Tifton ‘Pink Motel’ home

GBI: 2 same-day Moultrie shootings under investigation

  Moultrie police on scene of shooting

  Much of abandoned Albany home involved in Friday night fire

Coffee Co. looking for wanted man

  Man charged after woman found dead near Albany bus station

  5 more arrested in GSW assault case

Store clerk shot at during Wednesday Thomas Co. incident

Ga. Supreme Court denies another execution halt for Ray Cromartie

TPD needs help identifying robbery suspects

  Worth school board accepts football coach’s resignation

Man wanted in Smithville armed robbery

  City of Albany employee fired for theft

Dawson public safety director announces retirement

UPDATE: Thomasville body identified

  Fitzgerald armed robbery under investigation

LIST: Halloween events in the WALB viewing area

  Stolen vehicle ditched after high-speed chase through Colquitt Co., suspects wanted

Ashburn man arrested in string of arsons

  Thomasville school board names acting superintendent