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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 as the Morning/Noon Anchor and Executive Producer for WEVV. Shelby also spent time in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she spent three years anchoring and producing the weekend morning newscasts at WSPA-TV. She also worked as a general assignment reporter, receiving several honors for her investigative and consumer reporting. Shelby has spent time working as a news anchor/reporter in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Macon, Georgia; and Abilene, Texas. Shelby is a native of Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in sociology. Shelby has a passion for empowering local communities, church ministry, public speaking, strengthening women and mentoring young people.

County health departments now scheduling COVID-19 testing in North Central Health District

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The North Central Health District is making changes when it comes to coordinating COVID-19 testing. According to a NCHD news...

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HAWKINSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is working a death investigation that started with a traffic stop in Pulaski County, According to...

GMC art teacher uses Bright Ideas grant to inspire cultural student artwork

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Tri-County EMC is awarding local teachers for their bright ideas with Bright Ideas Education grants in the amount of $1,300. GMC...

Houston County schools in need of substitute teachers

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Houston County School System is accepting applications for high-quality substitute teachers. Anyone interested in applying must meet the educational...

Kumho Tire employees move forward with union

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Workers at Kumho Tire in Macon can move forward with efforts to unionize and negotiate a contract with their employer. The...

16 illegal dumps cleared in first week of Macon ‘Clean Streets Matter’ effort

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - From filling nearly 100 service requests to removing tens of thousands of pounds of litter and debris, Macon-Bibb County Mayor...

Coroner identifies woman found dead in Macon motel

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Macon-Bibb County Coroner is awaiting autopsy results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after discovering a body inside a...

Deputies identify suspect in Bibb County armed robbery

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man accused of firing shots in an afternoon armed robbery. Deputies and the...

FVSU campus mourning death of freshman athlete

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Fort Valley State University is mourning the death of a student who died Saturday in Dekalb County. According to FVSU,...

Warner Robins to resume utility service disconnections

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The City of Warner Robins will resume utility service disconnections next month for any accounts with past due balances. The...

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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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(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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(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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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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(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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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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(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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(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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