Wright is an Anchor, Multimedia Journalist, and Investigative Reporter joining the news team in August of 2016.
Before joining the team at WTOC, Wright spent two years at WALB in Albany, GA as a May 2014 graduate from the University of Georgia. He graduated from the Grady College with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital and Broadcast Journalism. In two years at WALB, he was nominated for an AP award as the best reporter or anchor in the state.
In addition, he was a two-year letterman for the Georgia Bulldogs football team as a longsnapper. He was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll three times and was an SEC Academic Honor Roll member in 2013.
“Being able to be a microphone for the community and hold elected leaders and other stewards of tax dollars accountable is one of my biggest passions in this job,” Wright said. “I love telling the untold stories for people who need help.”
Wright was born in Birmingham, AL but moved to metro Atlanta a year later.
In his free-time, he loves to play golf, run, spend time outside, and get to know new people. He comes from a big family with three sisters, two brothers, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law and three nieces.
There are already deep concerns in Glynn County about the integrity of the police department and conflicts of interest in this case. Tuesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the police department never requested the GBI come in and help investigate Arbery's death.
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The Georgia Department of Public Health updates the number of cases daily, and then the agency categorizes them by the date of the tests. Friday, the state reported 264 new cases in the noon update, but the cases are from multiple days.
According to the case file provided to WTOC in an open records request, case workers told Claudette Foster not to leave the children with her boyfriend. They also told her not to spend the night with him.
Governor Nathan Deal is in his final week as Georgia’s governor. Next week – Brian Kemp swears-in as the state’s 83rd governor – taking the reins of a state considered the best state for business 6 years running.