Jordan Barela

Digital Executive Producer
Atlanta News First
Jordan  Barela

Jordan is the digital executive producer for Atlanta News First. Jordan came to WANF in July 2023. Before joining WANF, he spent five years at WALB in Albany as the digital content manager and spent two years as a reporter at the Thomasville Times-Enterprise. In May 2016, he graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor's 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 of his school’s newspaper. When he is not at the station, Jordan is hunting for a good thrift store, hanging out with friends and family and his dog, Buffy.