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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Good Friday Traditions Kick Off Easter Weekend in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Folks in Selma kick off the Easter holiday weekend — with a couple of annual Good Friday traditions. Christian churches all over the city of Selma are gearing up to celebrate the Easter holiday. The…

Changes on the Way at Dallas Co. Courthouse

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dallas County officials are making improvements to the county courthouse — and the courthouse annex — to make them more safe and secure. Officials are planning to install metal…

Storm Causes Damage to Perry Co. Home

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Perry County family is picking up the pieces and counting their blessings — after a powerful storm rips part of the roof — right off their…

Gordonville Opens New Municipal Complex

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The town of Gordonville has a new municipal complex. Town officials opened it up to the public for the first time Friday afternoon. Residents packed the grand opening ceremony at the new facility. Mayor Orbuty…

Sweep of Dallas Co. Jail Uncovers Contraband

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff Office is stepping up security at the county jail — after a random security sweep uncovers a bunch of illegal contraband…

Selma Artists Splash Color Downtown with Murals

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A pair of Selma artists have recently finished up a couple of projects — that have added a splash of color to downtown Selma. Artists Devon Gray and Ashley Mason have created the city’s first-ever…