41 news macon ga

41 news macon ga


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Lorra Lynch Jones is the News Director at 13WMAZ, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Macon/Warner Robins, Georgia. Her mission is to serve central Georgia with local news that informs, inspires and entertains. With more than a decade of reporting experience, her passion has always been telling great stories. She leads an ever-changing staff of journalists and takes great pride in the teaching and coaching process. Jones has called central Georgia home since 2005 when she took her first role at 13WMAZ as a reporter. She later earned a promotion to weekend anchor and in 2007, moved to the anchor desk five days a week alongside Frank Malloy. After the move to the anchor desk, Jones continued to deliver daily reports from the field. Her stories primarily focused around the people, events and issues affecting Houston County. She launched a series called “Behind the Lines” from Robins Air Force Base, telling the stories of the thousands of people who work at central Georgia’s largest employer. Jones moved into her current role of news director in 2016. (

WMAZ-TV was originally owned by the Southeastern Broadcasting Company, and took its calls from co-owned WMAZ radio (940 AM, now WMAC, and 99.1 FM, now WLXF at 105.5). WMAZ-TV is the fourth-oldest television station in the state of Georgia and the oldest outside of Atlanta, beating WDAK-TV (now WTVM) in Columbus to the air by only one day. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded Southeastern Broadcasting a license to operate a television station on its second try; it had previously made an unsuccessful bid for the VHF channel 7 allocation one year earlier in 1952. The new station was one of the most powerful VHF stations in the country, providing at least secondary signal coverage from the southern Atlanta suburbs to the western suburbs of Savannah.



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