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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Cyber-Criminals Attack Wallace Community College Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Some employees at Wallace Community College Selma have become the victims of cyber-criminals. Attorneys representing the college say the employees were the victim of an email phishing attack. They say a request was made from…

Sen. Doug Jones Talks Issues with Community Leaders in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- U.S. Senator Doug Jones is travelling across the state during his first official tour since he was sworn into office. Jones held a round table discussion with Selma community leaders Tuesday morning. The discussion centered…

Sanders-Fortier Eyes Senate District 23 Seat

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma attorney Malika Sanders-Fortier is running for the seat in the state senate that her father, Senator Hank Sanders, has held for more than three decades.…

Selma Police Beef Up Neighborhood Patrols

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Police are beefing up neighborhood patrols after a rash of burglaries and car break-ins in Selma. Anthony Austin of Selma says his home on the…

Selma Chef Shares Valentine's Day Dinner Idea

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Dozens of people in Selma spent some time preparing for Valentine's Day by hanging out at the public library. Chef Harry Dominick with the Edmundite Missions put on…