Wright is an Anchor, Multimedia Journalist, and Investigative Reporter joining the news team in August of 2016.
Before joining the team at WTOC, Wright spent two years at WALB in Albany, GA as a May 2014 graduate from the University of Georgia. He graduated from the Grady College with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital and Broadcast Journalism. In two years at WALB, he was nominated for an AP award as the best reporter or anchor in the state.
In addition, he was a two-year letterman for the Georgia Bulldogs football team as a longsnapper. He was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll three times and was an SEC Academic Honor Roll member in 2013.
“Being able to be a microphone for the community and hold elected leaders and other stewards of tax dollars accountable is one of my biggest passions in this job,” Wright said. “I love telling the untold stories for people who need help.”
Wright was born in Birmingham, AL but moved to metro Atlanta a year later.
In his free-time, he loves to play golf, run, spend time outside, and get to know new people. He comes from a big family with three sisters, two brothers, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law and three nieces.
There are more than 36,000 items that are considered backlogged in state crime labs. That is evidence that is in the lab 30 days without being tested. There is good news; that backlog did shrink by about 200 items in the last month.
A new study released Wednesday unveiled what it said are widespread problems with privatized military housing. These families are being forced to deal with ongoing maintenance issues like leaks, mold, and even rats.
They’re currently updating their computer systems so first responders can be dispatched more quickly. They’re also about to start using a system that provides more accurate location data when someone calls 911. Finally, they’re actively hiring for 22 vacancies.
Georgia parents who had to re-learn how to do math to help their kids under Common Core standards may have to learn a new system. This week, Georgia education leaders started the process of repealing and replacing the state’s K-12 education standards.
AAA says this Memorial Day travel weekend will be the busiest on the roads since the company started tracking holiday travel, with hundreds of thousands flying out of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The HOPE scholarship, on average, covers about 60 percent of tuition. However, not long ago, it covered closer to 100 percent. There is renewed debate now at the capitol about how to restore it to full funding.
Most car owners have no idea. Carfax estimates it cost consumers more than $800 million in 2018. Carfax said more than 60,000 in Georgia have a false reading. In South Carolina, they say there are almost 18,000.
They’re currently in a testing phase for the new Oxygen Injectors on the Savannah River that started March 14th and continues for 59 days. The corps must prove it can pump enough oxygen to the riverbed, so the fish can survive once the river is 5 feet deeper.