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.
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.
The 14th Circuit solicitor, Duffie Stone, said a lack of physical evidence is often why the charges are dropped. Stone said change is already on the way. His office recently opened a new facility that he believes is a game changer.
The director of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services visited Hinesville Wednesday. His visit with case workers in Liberty County follows the September deaths of 3-year old twins Raelynn and Payton Keyes.
UPDATE: Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach did refund all excess contributions, according to campaign contribution reports requested by WTOC. The refunds were all dated Oct. 24 or 35, which is before the deadline.
According to the case file provided to WTOC in an open records request, case workers told Claudette Foster not to leave the children with her boyfriend. They also told her not to spend the night with him.
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.