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

  Tormenta FC season preps ramp up; USL season set to begin in mid-July

  Bananas shut out Bacon in socially distanced opener

  TCHS teacher, coach says social media post led to suspension; TCSS says matter still under investigation

  Savannah Bananas preparing for first game of the season

GSGA Junior, Girls champions crowned in Savannah

  DPH says no requirement for businesses to close or inform public of positive COVID-19 cases

GHSA approves basketball shot clock

Pan tees off at modified Heritage opening ceremony

Players arrive for RBC Heritage

Indians, Cameron getting to know each other

  Bananas set for regional schedule in 2020

MLB Draft changes could impact area hopeful

Area GHSA teams return to field for workouts

DeMasi back on bench for Islands boys hoops

  Savannah finalist to host The Basketball Tournament

  Tormenta FC, USL League One aim for mid-July restart

  Savannah bars hoping for strong first weekend after reopening

Effingham Navigators return to field, normalcy

Savannahians celebrate Global Running Day 2020

Tigers add game against Valdosta State

PGA Tour returning, top golfers preparing for RBC Heritage

  Wildcat kicker takes advantage of distancing

SCCPSS teams won’t begin workouts June 8

  ‘I Can’t Breathe Peace March’ walks through Savannah demanding justice for George Floyd

GS, Lunsford agree to one year contract extension

SCHSL releases return guidelines for sports

May River’s Gleason named Gatorade SC Softball Player of the Year

Eagles unveil phased return plan for football team

Lunsford excited for Eagles return, whenever that is

  Memorial Day weekend brings Friday crowd to downtown Savannah