Dal Cannady

Dal Cannady

Bureau Chief

Dal Cannady has been WTOC's bureau chief since 1996. But he's been a reporter in southeast Georgia since 1990. Before coming to the Southeast News Leader, Dal served as anchor/news director for the CNN/Headline News affiliate in Statesboro.

"But my first job in television was at the age of nine or ten at high school football games, carrying around film reels (who remembers those?) for my uncle who was a TV news director in Albany, Georgia," he recalls. "I was paid with a bag of popcorn, a Coke and some M&Ms."

A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Dal has lived in Statesboro since 1985. A father of three children, ranging in age from toddler to teenager, Dal is active in his church and is a struggling "do-it-yourselfer" around the house.

Recent Articles by Dal

  Proud to be a Farmer: Daniel Johnson

  2 vacant mobile homes destroyed in fire

  Glennville Sweet Onion Festival to return this year

  Statesboro remembers lives lost to COVID-19

  Kiwanis Rodeo returning to Statesboro after hiatus due to COVID-19

  Statesboro community lends a helping hand after more than a dozen families displaced by fire

  Reidsville holds Easter egg hunt for the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Another Bloomin’ Festival returns to Metter in 2021

  Over 2,000 vaccines administered during Georgia Southern’s clinics

  Tattnall County egg hunt this Saturday with COVID precautions

  Weekly food drops helping families in Toombs, surrounding counties

  Statesboro apartment fire caused by ‘improper disposal of smoking materials’

  Statesboro’s new housing authority director sets priorities

  New bill could loosen gun restrictions in Ga.

  Statesboro officer continues to recover after motorcycle crash

  Proud to be a Farmer: Farming requires a lot of planning

  Feed the Boro hosting another event to help the community

  Reidsville post office named for late state Sen. Jack Hill

  Vaccine clinic in Sylvania on Saturday as eligibility expands

  Evans County residents report cell service issues

  Bulloch Co. leaders urge vigilance as COVID-19 cases continue to drop

  Candler County, Metter currently disagree over fire services

  Statesboro’s 2021 Chocolate Run will go on as planned

  Students, parents hold protest after Montgomery Co. superintendent fired

Greater Vidalia Chamber rebrand hoping to entice more business to the area

  Ribbon cutting held for Claxton airport expansion

  Tourists still visit Savannah to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day amid pandemic

  Work begins for Statesboro park improvement projects

  Camera network helping Statesboro Police respond to crime

  Proud to be a Farmer: Brothers carry on farming legacy