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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Potholes and Raggedy Roads Pose Problem in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Potholes have become a major problem in the city of Selma. It’s a problem residents say has mostly been ignored by city leaders. Selma residents say the city has too many raggedy roads and a…

ALProHealth Program Targets Obesity in Lowndes County

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A program aimed at preventing and reducing obesity gets underway in Lowndes County. ALProHealth is a 5-year initiative to fight the obesity epidemic. It’s being implemented in…

Selma Aids Advocates Welcome President to HIV Fight

From the West Alabama Newsroom– President Donald Trump vowed to eliminate the HIV epidemic by 2030 during his State of the Union Address. It’s a pledge one HIV and AIDS advocate in Selma — hopes Trump can keep. Lydia Chatmon…

Two Carjacking Suspects Arrested, One Wanted

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Two suspects are behind bars after a carjacking  Wednesday night in Valley Grande. However, a third suspect — remains at large. Dallas Co. Sheriff Mike Granthum says Rayford Mitchell…

Rifle Proof Vests Donated to Selma PD

  From the West Alabama Newsroom– Being a police officer in the city of Selma just got a little bit safer thanks to a donation from the community. Twenty-two new rifle-proof vests for police officers were delivered to the police…

Selma Man Pleads Guilty in Deadly 2012 Shooting

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma man is sentenced to life in prison after he pleads guilty in a deadly 2012 shooting. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says Darrie Dees…