Journalist Chuck Williams Joining WRBL Columbus

Longtime print and digital journalist Chuck Williams is joining the news staff of Nexstar’s CBS affiliate WRBL Columbus, Ga. (DMA 127), as a digital content producer.

Williams, who most recently was a senior reporter at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, will begin working at the station on Nov. 26.

“Chuck is a game-changer for News 3,” said WRBL Vice-President and General Manager David Hart. “He brings unparalleled experience as a reporter, editor and digital content developer with a keen understanding of the Columbus community, its history and culture. Chuck has important, high-level sources in our area and his hard work and professionalism will greatly enhance both the quantity and quality of the local content we produce on our broadcast, digital and social media platforms.”

“I welcome this opportunity at this point in my career,” Williams said. “I have spent 35 years in the newspaper industry and have embraced the changes that that we all have dealt with. I know and respect many of the journalists and professionals working at News 3 and look forward to being a part of their team. Moving to WRBL is a logical move right now and one that I think will help me improve as a journalist and a storyteller.”

Williams, who grew up in Eufaula, Ala., joined the Ledger-Enquirer in June of 1989. In addition to serving twice as metro editor, Williams also served as assistant sports editor, sports editor, sports columnist, general interest columnist, investigative reporter, Columbus government reporter, Georgia General Assembly reporter, business editor, business reporter and East Alabama reporter for the newspaper.

Over the last 29 years, his work has honored by the Georgia Associated Press, Georgia Press Association, and McClatchy Newspapers, the parent company of the Ledger-Enquirer. He has won multiple Freedom of Information awards as an investigative journalist. He has covered Columbus, Phenix City and Fort Benning extensively.


His 2015 coverage of gender integration of U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning was awarded a President’s Award from McClatchy and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Prior to joining the Ledger-Enquirer, Williams worked at The Anniston Star, Montgomery Advertiser and Dothan Eagle, where he began his career after graduating from Troy University in 1982.

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