George McDonald

West Alabama Newsroom Reporter

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George McDonald is the West Alabama Newsroom reporter for Alabama News Network. He is based in Selma and covers Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry and Wilcox counties. George began reporting for us in June 2005.

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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Well-known Montgomery Businessman Bubba Trotman Dies at 90

Alabama News Network is saddened to report the passing of well-known Montgomery businessman John “Bubba” Trotman. He died at his home on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 90 years old. Trotman founded Trotman Cattle Company in Montgomery in…

Man Killed When Pickup Truck Overturns in Autauga County

Alabama State Troopers say a Jones man was killed when the pickup truck he was driving overturned in Autauga County. Troopers say 51-year-old Larry Earl Blue was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Autauga County Road 88 near Autauga County…

Debating the Dollars: Alabama Budget Woes

Alabama lawmakers are beginning the 2016 legislative session on Groundhog Day to familiar Alabama budget woes. The Legislative Fiscal Office on Tuesday told lawmakers that the general fund budget is expected to have at least $40 million fewer dollars. Acting…

Presidential Hopefuls Ready for Iowa Caucuses

Presidential candidates vying for their party nominations are toning down their attacks against rivals opting instead for messages of reflection on the morning of the country’s leadoff Iowa caucuses. Speaking to NBC’s Today on Monday, billionaire Donald Trump declined to…

Worker Charged with Trying to Smuggle Contraband into Prison

Police have arrested a former state Department of Corrections employee and charged her with attempting to smuggle synthetic marijuana into the Ventress Correctional Facility in Barbour County. Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton tells the Dothan Eagle corrections investigators recently…

War Eagle Supper Club Reduced to Rubble

  Auburn’s iconic War Eagle Supper Club, housed in a building that stood for nearly 80 years, has now been reduced to rubble to make way for a future mixed-use development. Auburn alumnus Bill Miller, owner of W.T. Miller Demolition…