Tesia Reed anchors WALB’s Today in Georgia and reports on local stories. She joined the team in April 2018. She started her career at WTVM, our sister station in Columbus. She covered a variety of news stories including the Lisa Graham murder for hire trial, the Troup County man convicted of killing five people inside his family home, and closer to our way in Lumpkin, where she covered the controversy following the investigation into the mayor. She comes to WALB from WTOC, our sister station in Savannah, covering stories like St. Patrick’s Day festivities, the Georgia Dome implosion and weathering multiple hurricanes including Matthew, Harvey and Irma. She was raised in Cobb County and loves everything about the Peach State! She’s a proud Georgia Southern Eagle, but you may also find her doing the “dirty bird” as she cheers on the Atlanta Falcons. If you have any story ideas Tesia would love to hear from you.
Key players with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System have met for the past two days during their annual fall retreat. They hit on many topics impacting teachers and students. Teacher pay, compensation, and the school calendar. were just some of the topics that were discussed.
After a group came out calling for Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher to resign, dozens of community members came together to show their support for the man who has been at the jail for decades - and the sheriff for over a year.
A local family is reflecting back to Hurricane Irma and sharing their evacuation story. One woman explains how the experience of getting her mother, with Alzheimer's, out of town has led her to help find a cure for the disease.