Jake Wallace

Jake Wallace

Sports Director

Jake grew up around sports and sports broadcasting, and after determining that becoming a pro athlete was nowhere in his future, decided to pursue a career in the broadcasting field.

He had a pretty good person to look up to. Jake’s father, Jim, has spent over 40 years in the TV business as an award-winning sports and news anchor in Georgia.

Jake studied multimedia communications at Georgia Southern University, and his time in Statesboro confirmed his desire to chase his sports broadcasting dreams. Jake joins the WTOC team after several years as a sports anchor in his native area of Albany, GA. While with WALB-TV, Jake earned several state broadcasting awards for sports anchoring and reporting and was lucky enough to cover everything from high school state championships to The Masters.

Jake is very excited to call Savannah home, and join the WTOC Sports team and continue the stellar coverage the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry have come to know.

Like all sports anchors, Jake enjoys playing golf even though he does not play particularly well. He also enjoys playing basketball and watching comedy movies.

Jake and his wife, Jennye, married in 2016, and live with their two rescue animals.

Recent Articles by Jake

Thompson tabbed to take over Beach football

Williams named head boys’ basketball coach at New Hampstead

Burg introduced as Eagles’ head men’s basketball coach

SSU’s Quinn optimistic about 2020 football season

  Hinesville community thanks hospital workers from parking lot

GHSA cancels remainder of spring sports seasons

  Richmond Hill senior banners being hung at city hall

Vidalia student on mission to keep kids reading

Working from home with toddlers

Eagle senior reacts to extra year of eligibility

Quarantined in Kazakhstan: Richmond Hill native recounts his experience

Georgia Southern tabs Burg as new men’s basketball coach

  Savannah city council holds teleconference meeting

GHSA extends suspension of athletic activities

Paralympic athletic trainer must decide on 2021 Games attendance

  SCHSL further suspends sports after McMaster’s order

Eagle AD Benko talks COVID-19 impact, men’s hoops coaching search

  COVID-19 concerns cross borders for Tormenta FC

Eagle baseball superfan reacts to season’s cancellation

GHSA suspends athletic activities through March 31

Sun Belt cancels athletics for remainder of 2019-20 academic year

Area golfers play through COVID-19 concerns

SCHSL suspends sports through April 5

  Eagles host Pro Day hours before NFL pulls plug

Savannah Golf Championship canceled by PGA Tour

  GHSA recommending schools suspend spring sports activities

Sun Belt cancels basketball tournament, ending Eagles’ season

Blue beats Orange in SSU spring game

Benko introduced as Eagles’ athletic director

  Whale Branch can’t upset Gray in title game