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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Dallas Co. District Attorney: Danger Part of the Job

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The attack on Marengo County District Attorney Greg Griggers spotlights the potential danger that comes along with being a D-A. Griggers was shot Thursday afternoon when he was ambushed near his office in Demopolis by…

Perry Co. Man Convicted of Multiple Sex Crimes

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Perry County man is convicted on multiple sex charges by a Perry County jury. District Attorney Michael Jackson says 49 year old Tony Simmons was found guilty of…

Selma Man and Two Juveniles Charged in Homicide

An adult and two juveniles are behind bars tonight — charged in the death of a Selma man. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says 20 year old Kachavias Jones — a 17 year old juvenile — and a 16…