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

  Rescheduled Savannah Golf Championship tees off Thursday

  Game of the Week: Liberty Co. at Bradwell

  Savannah Bananas agree to new Grayson Stadium lease

  Georgia Southern to face ranked opponent on Saturday

  Savannah soccer standout DeLoach commits to Clemson

  Game of the Week: Wayne Co. at Richmond Hill

  Eagles' game still on after FAU reportedly canceled practice this week due to COVID-19 positives

Eagles rally to avoid Campbell upset bid

Area football games impacted by COVID-19

  Eagles ready to start 2020 football season

Bulloch Academy blows out Country Day to open 2020 season

  Georgia Southern student athletes lead peaceful march against social injustice, racism

UGA’s Newman opts to sit out 2020 season

SSU’s Broadnax remembers late coach John Thompson

SCISA football scores from 08-28-20

Rebels ready for Friday’s SCISA kickoff

  Wildcats aim to build on historic 2019

LeCounte named to preseason AP All-American First Team

Eagles picked to finish 2nd in SBC East; five named all-conference

Georgia Southern announces Paulson Stadium game day changes

  SCCPSS working to connect parents to resources for virtual learning support

Bananas set for Breakfast Bowl series

  Students take school to e-camp

Savannah native stays positive through football changes

  SCCPSS holds Pre-K curbside welcome

  Athletes return to practice in Beaufort County

  Community gathers for vigil for Julian Lewis

NCAA cancels fall sports championships; not FBS football

GHSA holding onto Sept. 4 start date for football

Eagles add road tilt with Army to 2020 schedule