Glenn Halbrooks

News Director


Glenn Halbrooks is the news director for WAKA 8. He was the weeknight anchor/managing editor from 2003 until being named news director in 2014. He still appears on the anchor desk occasionally.

Glenn is a native Alabamian, born in Huntsville.

He has more than 35 years of experience in TV news. He began reporting at WMAZ in Macon, Georgia, while still in college.

In 1990, Glenn moved to Montgomery and anchored the noon news at WSFA for nearly two years. He went on to anchor jobs in Birmingham and Chattanooga, Tennessee, before spending several years behind the camera.

Away from the station, Glenn served as president of the Montgomery Rotary Club for 2012-13 and has been recognized as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. He’s involved with several community groups including the Hugh O’Brian Youth leadership organization, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Alabama State University Dept. of Communications.

Glenn is a graduate of The McCallie School in Chattanooga and Mercer University in Macon, where he is a member of Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

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Not As Cold Saturday Night, Milder Sunday

Saturday night looks cold again, but not as cold with lows in the mid 30s north to around 40° south. Clouds increase Saturday night, and some linger through Sunday morning.