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

UPDATE: Wanted teen surrenders to authorities after Wednesday homicide

GRAPHS: Tracking Phoebe’s daily COVID-19 numbers

Quiz: Test your knowledge on hurricanes

Some Albany voting precincts combine ahead of June 9 election

3 finalists named for Worth Co. Schools superintendent

Kemp visits Albany, tours Phoebe facility

  Oliver sentence upheld by Supreme Court in Mixon murder

  UPDATE: NWS gives new details on recent EF-1 South Ga. tornadoes

Signs of hope: Albany businesses display encouraging signs in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Interactive: Tracking coronavirus cases in Ga.

  Phoebe sets up coronavirus hotline, drive-thru testing sites

UPDATE: Missing Lee Co. man found

  Meet Mando: Douglas PD’s newest recruit

2 dead in Bainbridge shooting

Albany transit service to close early for severe weather

  TPD looking for wanted man

Interactive: 1-on-1 with Gov. Brian Kemp

  Clinch Co. substitute teacher charged with child molestation

  1 injured in New Year’s Day Albany shooting

  GBI investigating Coffee Co. death

14 killed during Ga. Christmas holiday travel period

  Ga. officials remember Senator Greg Kirk

  GBI Cold Case: 5 Douglas murders in 2003 unsolved

NWS: Tornadoes confirmed to have touched down in several SWGA counties

Douglas PD investigating homicide

Counting cotton: Tracking cotton production in the WALB viewing area

The Price is Right to ‘come on down’ to Albany

  UPDATE: APD releases armed robber photo

Worth Co. bus routes delayed

  Rodent infestation behind food sale ban at South Albany Dollar General