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(478) 745-4141 ext. 301 Brandon Long is the News Director for 41NBC. Previously, he worked as an Anchor/Reporter and Anchor/Managing Editor for this station. He moved to Middle Georgia in 2004 from Tennessee. He graduated from The University of Tennessee and studied television news and political science. He has been active in a number of professional and community organizations, including Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Quote: "One who beareth the torch, shadoweth oneself to give light to others." - The Torchbearer Creed

Gov. Kemp: Sandersville mass vaccination site among new locations set to open

SANDERSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Governor Brian Kemp announced a mass vaccination site is coming to Sandersville. It is scheduled to open on March 17th at Word...

Gov. Kemp announces plans for mass vaccination site in Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Governor Brian Kemp announced plans to launch four mass vaccination sites across the state, including one in Macon at the Macon...

Bibb County Jail inspection calls for repairs, recommends staff pay increase

Anita Howard, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney, announced the results from an inspection of the Bibb County Jail. A grand jury found that the jail had several problems.

Nine Bibb County school zones proposed to pilot speed detection cameras

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Dublin Mayor Phil Best announces plans to retire July 1

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Dublin mayor Phil Best says he will retire on July 1st after more than 30 years in public life. He said, "I...

Deputies investigate bank robbery at Macon SunTrust

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Bibb County deputies are looking for the man who robbed a Macon SunTrust Bank at 3600 Mercer University Drive. It happened Monday...

First day of school in Bibb County 2020: Same first day jitters, connecting in a new way

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- What felt like the longest summer break ever came to a virtual end today with teachers in Bibb County re-engaging with...

Judge orders Georgia to extend deadline for absentee ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Georgia to extend its deadline for accepting mail-in ballots for November’s general election from the close...

Reflections on the anniversary of 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP/CNN/NBC) — Civil rights advocates have begun gathering to highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration...

March on Washington Reflection: Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles

Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles was in the hospital and missed the March on Washington. Upon his recovery, he jumped back in to the Civil...

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred...

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Ariel comes to Macon from Greenville, South Carolina where she worked for Fox Carolina as a photojournalist for 4 years. She was part of the team that won a Southeast Emmy for their coverage of Hurricane Dorian. During her time...

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 301 Brandon Long is the News Director for 41NBC. Previously, he worked as an Anchor/Reporter and Anchor/Managing Editor for this station. He moved to Middle Georgia in 2004 from Tennessee. He graduated from The University of Tennessee...

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Cecilia Reeves joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team as Chief Meteorologist in August of 2016.  She grew up just north of Macon, in McDonough, GA but attended the University of Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and...

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Chip Matthews, a graduate of Georgia State University, is a Multimedia Journalist from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before joining the WMGT team, Chip worked in similar roles at News Channel Nebraska, in Norfolk, Nebraska. While in college, he worked for CBS46...

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Clayton Poulnott joined the 41NBC news team in the fall of 2013. He's originally from Lawrenceville, Ga. Clayton started out as the Daybreak producer, but now is currently the evening producer/managing editor.  He produces the 41NBC...

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Dalton was born and raised in Canton, Georgia, a small town about an hour north of Atlanta. He attended the University of Georgia, and was an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) before graduating Magna Cum Laude with...

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 313 Weather Forecaster Dino Hill has been a part the Middle Georgia community since September 2004. You will know him by his winning smile, energy, and personality. Years before joining 41NBC in July 2010, Dino worked as...

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Edna Ruiz joined the 41NBC news team in October of 2016. She was born and raised in Plant City, Florida. Edna graduated from the University of South Florida in May of 2016, majoring in Telecommunications with a focus in Broadcast...

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Gary Thigpen joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team July of 2017. Prior to working with the weather team at 41 NBC, Gary has had many years of radio/TV broadcasting experience in Florida and Georgia, which included working as a...

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Jatrissa Wooten is a city girl born and raised in Boston. She traveled for 42 hours from Eureka, California. There, she worked as a Multimedia Journalist and Weekend Anchor. Prior to that, she was a Reporter/Producer in Louisiana. Jatrissa graduated...

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Jerry Shannon is the Digital News Operations Specialist at 41NBC. He previously worked at 41NBC as the Producer of Daybreak before taking on roles at NBC15 in Mobile, Alabama and WHAS11 in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Northeast...

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Joi is a vibrant new talent looking to get her start in broadcast television. She is an Atlanta native and a recent graduate of Florida State University. Joi earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication/Media Studies as well as...

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Karlisha Booze joined the 41NBC news team in October 2013 as the producer for 41 TODAY. A year later, reporting for Channel 17, the Bibb County School District channel, was added to her responsibilities. Born and...

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Kateria Felder is a Producer/ Assignment Editor at 41NBC. She joined the 41NBC News Team in 2013 as an Associate Producer. She graduated from Valdosta State University with a BA in Mass Media.  Kateria was an intern with ESPN, CBS...

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  Kristen Kennedy joined the 41NBC First Alert Storm Team in May 2016. Kristen is not new to the state of Georgia - she was born and raised in Roswell, just north of Atlanta. Kristen developed a passion for weather...

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My name is Lizbeth Gutierrez and I am born and raised in Florida. I attended the University of South Florida and graduated May of 2020 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Go Bulls! I have dreamt of working in the...

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Montezz Allen joined 41NBC as a sports reporter in 2019. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, but spent seven years in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked as a Sports Anchor at NCTV17, a...

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Peyton Lewis is a 20-year-old reporter from Stockbridge, Georgia. She graduated in December of 2019 with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She found a love for reporting after receiving a video camera for her 8th...

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Rashaad Vann comes to Georgia from Detroit, Michigan. He most recently worked as a Regional News Reporter and Sports Anchor for News Channel Nebraska in Norfolk, Nebraska. While in college, he interned at WSFA-TV and WVAS-FM in Montgomery. While growing...

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Sean Franklin joined the 41NBC news team in November of 2013. He’s originally from Marietta, Georgia. He graduated from Marietta High School in 2009 and loves returning home any chance he gets. Sean moved up to Knoxville, Tennessee after high...

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Shelby Coates is an evening anchor/producer at 41NBC News. She anchors the 5, 5:30, and 6 evening newscasts. She also works behind the scenes producing the 5:00pm and managing newsroom assignments. She returns to 41NBC after working in Evansville, Indiana...

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 311 Skyler joined the 41 NBC News Team in April 2013. He anchors the news at 6 p.m. and also covers stories going on throughout the day. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in...

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Tanya comes all the way from Chicago, Illinois. She’s a city girl that’s excited to be a part of Middle Georgia’s community and tell your stories! She received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. She also spent...

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(478) 745-4141 Taylor Terrell joined the 41NBC news team in August 2013. Taylor was born in Atlanta, raised in Conyers, Georgia, and now welcomes Middle Georgia as her new home. She got her start in news at 41NBC as an...

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Tracy Armbruster joined 41NBC in May 2014 as the station's Managing Editor/My41 Anchor. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina. But, she considers Marietta, Georgia as her hometown. Tracy's love for storytelling began in high school. During her four years,...

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He's from Alabama, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High...

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