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.
A grand jury re-indicted JT Bramlette and Anthony Hartman, accusing them of defrauding investors, lenders, the Beaufort County Treasurers Office, and the IRS. So far, only Hartman has pleaded not guilty; he did so October 9th.
The more than two-decade long process of deepening the Savannah Harbor is in its final stages. The Army Corps announced Monday, the deepening of the inner harbor begins now with a contract awarded to Norfolk Dredging for about a third of the final phase.
Shortly after we highlighted the problems with flooding in the area, Norfolk Southern reached out to the city. The city administrator said he hopes to have council approve a contract for the right of way at their October meeting.
The biggest thing if you find yourself needing repairs done is to not rush into any decision. Slowing down and doing some homework can save you a lot of trouble. Making repairs is something a lot of people in our area have done over the past few years.
The author of the letter, claiming to represent a group of Savannah police officers, accused Chief Minter of promoting people for political reasons and killing morale through moves he's made over the past year. It was sent to members of the media, city council, and posted on social media.
Savannah State University kicked off the new semester today with a new person in charge. Interim President Kimberly Ballard-Washington will stay on campus until a permanent leader is hired, most likely by next year.
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.