Lorenzo “Lo” Jelks – Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne A history maker in every right, in 1968 Lorenzo “Lo” Jelks became the first Black on-air reporter in the Southeast.  “I think that Lo Jelks, coming to WSB in the 60s, which was such a tumultuous time, really changed the face of journalism for everyone, especially people of color,” says WSB-TV’s Karyn Greer.…

John Wetherbee – GAB Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne GAB Hall of Famer John Wetherbee passed away in December 2023 after a valiant battle with cancer. “His energy never slowed down,” said President of the GAB, Bob Houghton, in a statement following the news of Wetherbee’s passing. “I can tell you that when I called him to tell him he was being…

Teresa Whitaker – GAB Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne Teresa Whitaker has known her dream was to become a broadcaster since she was 13-years old. As a self-proclaimed “army brat,” Whitaker spent her days at Fort Gordon (now designated as Fort Eisenhower) in Augusta playing basketball. Although, when 6 o’clock rolled around, Whitaker ran inside to watch Lou Green anchor the news…

Previewing the 2024 GAB Hall of Fame Induction

By Hannah Osborne The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) 2024 Hall of Fame class will be celebrated at an induction ceremony on Friday, March 22, 2024.  You can purchase tickets for this event here.  The GAB Hall of Fame recognizes the big-name legends and small-town greats from all around the state. Each nominee must have a…

2018 Hall of Fame

GAB Now Accepting Broadcasting Hall of Fame Nominations For 2018 Nominations deadline is December 15th   ATLANTA – The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) is accepting nominations for the 2018 GAB Hall of Fame induction class. The nomination process is open to any and all Georgia Broadcasters, active and retired. Consideration for this honor is…