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

Georgia Southern health services director talks school’s vaccine efforts

  Ga. Secretary of State defends state’s new voting bill

  Atlanta’s Irish Consulate will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2021 with Savannah in spirit

  School staff in Ga. eligible for COVID vaccine in early March

  Area players vying for GHSA dunk title

  Mayor gives update on new Savannah Arena, local job opportunities

  Submit a name for Savannah’s new hockey team

Statesboro girl honored for volunteer work

Eagles picked 3rd in East in Sun Belt baseball poll

  Pandemic isolation driving rise in romance-related scams

Region 3-AAA basketball shutting down until region tourney

  Sen. Ossoff talks COVID relief, direct aid for GA cities, towns

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