Jake Wallace

Jake Wallace

Digital Anchor/Producer

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

Ford hired as new Effingham Co. head football coach

Appling Co.’s Tomberlin retiring after 34 years coaching

Pierce County claims 1st state football title

2021 Savannah Hockey Classic canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

  Eagles to the Big Easy: GA Southern to play in New Orleans Bowl

  Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs

SSU set to return to athletic competition, releases hoops schedules

  Thanksgiving holiday contributing to current spike in COVID-19 cases

  Friday’s second round playoff scores and highlights

GHSA second round playoff matchups set

DeBesse out as Georgia Southern offensive coordinator

Saturday’s high school football playoff scores

  Friday’s high school football playoff scores and highlights

Eagles open Burg era with a victory

Area GHSA football first round playoff matchups

New-look Eagles make season debut Wednesday

  4 Georgia Southern football players arrested on drug charges

New Hampstead, SE Bulloch close regular season with Thursday night wins

Tigers wrap up fall practice, look ahead to spring season

  Eagles set for clash with Army

Benedictine’s Holton signs with Vandy, now waits on MLB Draft

Holder stepping down at Effingham Co. after season

Eagles confirm torn ACL for King, out for season

Hilton Head wins state volleyball title

  Eagles take losing streak personally, preparing for homecoming

Savannah St., SIAC announce return to play plans for 2021

Seahawks advance to SCHSL state volleyball title game

Smart offers update on LeCounte’s health

  Bryan Co. softball team sent off in style

Wednesday’s GHSA Elite Eight volleyball scores