Jordan Barela

Jordan Barela

Digital Content Manager

Jordan is the Digital Content Manager for WALB. Jordan came to WALB in June 2018. Before joining the WALB Digital Team, he spent two years as a reporter at the Thomasville Times-Enterprise, a WALB news partner. In May 2016, he graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelors of fine arts in mass media. While at VSU, Jordan held a number of positions, including editor-in-chief, at The Spectator, the university’s independent student newspaper. In 2010, Jordan graduated from Tift County High School, where he was an assistant editor on his school’s newspaper.

When he is not at the station, Jordan is hunting for a good thrift store or binge watching Parks and Recreation and Twin Peaks.


Recent Articles by Jordan

Hundreds gather in Tifton to say goodbye, honor Ally Johnson

UPDATE: Reward in Ally Johnson case more than doubles

Kemp visits Albany, tours Phoebe facility

NWS: Tornadoes confirmed to have touched down in several SWGA counties

SWGA hotels are filling up from Dorian evacuees

Bridge collapses near Ga., Fla. line

Woman charged with murder in baby’s death after GA fight; turns self in

Jimmy Carter released from hospital

‘Great veteran, he just was an all-around good guy:’ Early Co. Sheriff remembers Savannah officer shot

Damage reports: Confirmed tornado touch down in Colquitt Co.

Bo Dukes found guilty in Wilcox Co. trial in Tara Grinstead case

Bodies identified as 3 missing Georgians, suspects charged

South GA middle schooler found with ‘hit list’