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

  GBI investigating death of man in Tifton police custody

Interactive: The connections in the Alex Mixon Case

Study: ASU’s economic impact more than $200M in 2018

  Atlanta man arrested for I-75 chase in Valdosta

  Cordele hit and run suspect found not to be the driver; more warrants issued

  Driver cited after Highway 82 crash in Albany

  Preliminary findings show ‘no contributing factors’ for Ga. Public Safety division driver in Sylvester accident

  2 others sentenced in Mixon death case

  Douglas woman arrested for arson

LIST: 9/11 memorial events

  Kemp: Ga. top state for business sixth year in row

An 'axe’cellent new business: Twisted Timber to open Saturday

Cordele armed robbery suspect turns himself in

1 person dead in East Oakridge crash

  Suspect in fatal downtown Albany shooting indicted

  ‘He was always interactive and he had the best heart of anybody’: Lee Co. teachers speak on Bennett’s Jones life

  No injuries in US 19 camper fire

  GSP: Mitchell Co. high speed chase turns deadly

  APD investigating 2 separate shootings

  SWGA hotels are filling up from Dorian evacuees

  2 arrested in Valdosta home invasion, armed robbery

Judge allows Brooks Co. landowners to file petition challenging second solar facility

Sand bags available Friday for Thomas Co. residents

School closures Tweet did not come from WALB

  Phoebe creates hundreds of new jobs

Kemp holds press conference ahead of Hurricane Dorian

  1 suspect in East Albany shooting turns himself in; 2 others still on the loose

Man wanted for check fraud arrested in Thomas Co.

  Janiyah Brooks’ mother granted bond

  Student arrested after bomb threat made to Dougherty High