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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One Dead, One Hurt in Sunday Shooting in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Dallas County man is behind bars after a shooting in Orrville early Sunday morning -- leaves one man dead -- and another man hurt. Sheriff Mike Granthum say 57 year old Jerry Rayford was…

Deputy Involved Shootout Under Investigation in Dallas Co.

From the Alabama Newsroom-- The ALEA State Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Friday morning shootout involving deputies with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office. District Attorney Michael Jackson says a group of rowdy suspects in a car -- fired on…

Homemade Bomb Explodes at Selma Apartment Complex

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A homemade bomb explodes at a public housing complex in Selma. The explosion happened at Rangedale Apartments -- at around 3:30 Wednesday morning. The blast damaged an apartment and…