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: 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

Fla. fugitive caught in Echols Co.

  Update: Second suspect arrested in Crisp Co. entering autos

President Jimmy Carter released from hospital following surgery

Interactive: Tracking fatal wrecks in the WALB viewing area

Burlington Coat Factory, Five Below coming to Albany

  Coroner: Albany suspicious death ruled suicide

  Berrien homicide under investigation by GBI

SWGA school districts awarded funding to expand fine arts education

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