George McDonald

West Alabama Newsroom Reporter


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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Selma Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The defendant in a Selma murder trial -- pleads guilty to manslaughter. Fifty-four year old Sandy Rhodes of Selma was on trial for murder -- accused of killing his…

Reaction in Selma to SCOTUS Overturning Roe v Wade

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- People everywhere are talking about today's historic U-S Supreme Court decision -- overturning Roe v. Wade. People in Selma shared their thoughts about the high court's ruling. A lot…

Marion Rodeo Provides Economic Boost

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Cowboys -- cowgirls -- bull riders -- and bronco busters from all over the country -- are in Perry County this weekend for the annual Marion Rodeo. The Ralph…

Minter Woman Shot & Killed in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 23 year old Dallas County woman. Police Chief Kenta Fulford says Aiesha Franklin was killed Saturday night -- on the 1800 block of…