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.
March 9th marks 6 months since rescue crews pulled the final four crew members stuck in a capsized cargo ship near the Brunswick port. The Golden Ray rolled over in the overnight hours of September 8th.
A lot of you are concerned and wondering how you’ll pay your bills as many businesses close their doors. A non-partisan group in Georgia is recommending big changes to state leaders that put more money in the pockets of unemployed people for longer.
The mayor said the city will make a final decision on whether to cancel the festival and parade in the next 24-48 hours. He and others are talking to the state Department of Public Health, the governor, the CDC, and epidemiologists about what to do.
Is a recent change in punishments for marijuana possession making a difference in Savannah? The new ordinance allows officers to write a ticket for breaking a city code when someone has less than an ounce of marijuana. The department thinks the change is working.
A WTOC Investigation found serious crashes have decreased in the years since the Savannah city leaders installed red light cameras at several intersections. However, it also uncovered a growing number of unpaid tickets.
Former Columbus mayor and senate candidate Teresa Tomlinson made several stops in Southeast Georgia Thursday. She is one of three Democrats running to challenge incumbent US Senator David Perdue in November.
The chief accused him of serious misconduct in a letter to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The chief wrote that an internal investigation revealed Harman threw away evidence in a case involving a drug recognition expert.
More and more people are turning their homes into "smart homes.” The average American household has 9 internet connected devices. It’s estimated there are now more than one billion internet-connected devices in homes across North America. That number will nearly double by 2025.
A new legislative session kicks off in Georgia on January 13th. Lawmakers will debate, introduce, and pass bills until the end of March. How will state leaders tackle issues like crime, education, and healthcare? WTOC recently sat down with Governor Brian Kemp to discuss his legislative priorities.