Krista is a digital content producer for WALB. She started off as a part-time production assistant, running camera, audio, Chyron and prompter in February of 2015. Krista then stepped into the full-time role of the 5:30 p.m. producer and nightside digital content producer in August of 2015. Later, her role was split into two positions and she followed her passion and dedicated her career to digital content producing at the station. She moved to Albany from Atlanta when she was 19-years-old and attended Turner Job Corps for three years while she also went to Darton College. At Darton, Krista earned associate degrees in journalism and mass communication as well as in criminal justice. When she was hired full-time at WALB, she was still working on her bachelor's degree at Albany State University. Krista graduated in the spring of 2016 with a bachelor's in Mass Communication. She then decided to continue her education and will graduate with a master's degree from Purdue's Brian Lamb School of Communication in the spring of 2019. Krista enjoys surprising the newsroom on a regular basis with her vibrant and frequent hair color changes. She also enjoys showcasing her passion (and nerdiness) for science-fiction through the Star Wars, Star Trek and comic book paraphernalia decorating her desk. She spends her free time writing her own fiction stories, visiting Atlanta and catching up on all her favorite aliens and superheroes.
An Ellaville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison after a traffic stop led to a gun charge, according to a press release from Peter D. Leary, the acting U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
As the Americus Police Department (APD) continues its investigations into four shootings that happened between Sunday and Tuesday, another shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release.
Two people are facing charges following an attempt to get contraband into the Calhoun State Prison, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) and confirmed by Chief Deputy David Moseley with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.
House Representative Sanford Bishop is calling on Vice President Mike Pence to envoke the 25th Amendment and take over as president until President-elect Joe Biden and his administration take office on Jan. 20.
President Donald Trump’s legal team has withdrawn its election contests against Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as well as several other challenges against top state officials, according to a press release from Raffensperger’s office.
Over the last several weeks, 20 people have been sentenced to prison for a combined total of more than 100 years, according to a press release from Dick Perryman, the Alapaha Judicial Circuit district attorney.