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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Articles

Illegal Dumping Problem Growing in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Selma City Councilwoman says illegal dumping has become a problem in her ward and she wants to put a stop to it. Councilwoman Janie Thomas says three illegal dumping sites have popped up in…

Nine Year Old Girl Shot in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A nine year old girl is shot in Marion after a man opens fire on another man in front of her home. Witnesses say the child…

Two Hurt in Shooting at GWC Homes in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A shooting in Selma leaves two men injured and one man behind bars. Lt. Tory Neely says 26 year old Kendrick Towns is charged with attempted murder…

Bicentennial Celebration Underway in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The city of Demopolis is 200 years old this year. And there's a big birthday bash planned in the city over the next few days to celebrate. The Demopolis Bicentennial festivities include more than a…

Four People Shot at Party in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Police are investigating a weekend shooting that left four people injured. Police say two women got into a fight at a party on the…

Irma Evacuees Fill Roland Cooper State Park

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Hundreds of Irma evacuees in Wilcox County have started making their way back to Florida while hundreds more have remained in the area waiting for the opportunity to return home safely. Evacuees from Hurricane Irma…

Authorities Address Dangers of "Sexting" in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Dallas County Sheriff's Office is working to educate area teens and parents about the dangers and consequences of "sexting." "Sexting" is the act of sharing nude or sexually explicit photos or video using an…