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

APD responds to burglary, attempted rape call

APD: Patrol officer shoots dog; case under investigation

  2018 Albany murder trial continues for second day

APD looking for Neighborhood Grocery burglary suspects

Update: Suspect arrested in Americus shooting

Semi truck accident affects I-75 traffic

Update: Citation issued in Colquitt Co. 3-vehicle crash

  1 arrested in Thomasville shooting; Info wanted

  Trial to begin Monday in Pelham grocery store owner death

TPD: Numerous car break-ins reported Monday night

  Deadly Coffee Co. crash under investigation

  Escaped GA inmate caught in Broxton

  Charges pending in Mitchell Co. double fatal wreck; Still under investigation

Albany police: Suspect in Friday armed robberies in custody, warrants issued

Man charged with several offenses in Thomasville domestic dispute

  Tift Co. Schools adds Calhoun Co. superintendent to team; interim superintendent named

GA Secretary of State warns of scam

  Albany contractor sentenced in 2017 case

  Suspect arrested, charged in fatal Thomasville shooting

Over $3K in lottery tickets stolen from East Albany store

  Valdosta man arrested for rape, other offenses

  APD looking for shoplifting suspects

No injuries in Americus drive-by shooting

Wanted Thomasville man arrested in Florida

Have you seen this wanted Homerville man?

  Albany YMCA roof catches fire

GBI: Man arrested after 3-month drug investigation

  UPDATE: Terrell State Prison inmate captured

  Worth man gets life for child molestation

Valdosta apartment fire displaces dozens