George McDonald

West Alabama Newsroom Reporter

George McDonald joined CBS 8 in June 2005 as a reporter in the Montgomery Newsroom. In July 2007, he began reporting from the Alabama News Network West Alabama Newsroom in Selma, covering Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry and Wilcox Counties.

George arrived in Alabama from WTOK in Meridian, Mississippi, where he worked as a reporter/photographer. He began his career in television news at WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was an editor.

George enjoys reporting because he says you’re always learning things you might not otherwise learn, meeting people you wouldn’t otherwise meet and doing things you might not otherwise do, but says the best thing about being a reporter is the potential to have a positive impact in the lives of others.

A native of Chicago (South Side!), George is an alumnus of Tougaloo College and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. When he’s not working, George enjoys spending quality time with his family.

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Reward for Mosses Double Murder Info Up to $13,000 Dollars

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- There are new developments in the investigation into a double murder that happened earlier this year in Lowndes County. Authorities announced that the reward being offered for information leading to an arrest in the murders…

Congresswoman Hosts Town Hall in Perry Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Congresswoman Terri Sewell hosted town hall meeting in Marengo and Perry counties. Dozens of Perry County residents turned out for the town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon at…

Demopolis Fire Department Urges Space Heater Safety

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- During this time of year when the temperature starts dropping fire officials in Demopolis say the number of house fires tends to rise. Fire officials say having a working smoke detector in your home can…

Boy Scouts Host First Annual Shrimp Boil in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Shrinking revenue has Boy Scouts in Selma and Dallas County working to raise money to make sure the scouting program continues in the area. The first annual Boy Scouts Shrimp Boil is Saturday at Charlie's…

Perry Co. Capital Murder Suspects Go to Court

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Two capital murder suspects were in court Thursday morning in Perry County for a bond hearing. District Attorney Michael Jackson says James and Terrence Shaw have been…