Chuck Williams has more than 30 years of experience covering Columbus news and sports.
A recovering sports editor, Williams spent nearly three decades working for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer where he did most of the jobs in the newsroom. Chuck was the sports editor who coordinated the newspaper’s award-winning coverage of the 1996 Olympics. He wrote a sports column during that time.
In 1997, Chuck moved to the news side where he became a metro editor and later a business editor. In 2001, Chuck moved back to his first love — reporting. He has covered state governments on both sides of the Chattahoochee River.
He has questioned government at all levels and been honored by the Georgia Associated Press and Georgia Press Association many times for his work. His reporting helped exposed financial crimes inside the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department. The director of the city department was convicted of a felony.
His 2015 work on gender integration of U.S Army Ranger School was honored by McClatchy , which owns the Ledger-Enquirer, as some of newspaper chain’s best work that year. For that work, Chuck received the McClatchy President’s Award.
The story of the first three women to graduate from the most difficult school in the U.S. Army was nominated by the Ledger-Enquirer for a Pulitzer Prize.
Formally a “newspaper guy,” now Chuck is focusing on a different kind of news, as of November of 2018. He “left the relative comfort of a 35-year career to pursue a broadcasting career at WRBL News 3.” He calls it the best journalistic move he has have ever made.
Broadcast work is difficult and the learning curve has been steep at times, but breaking news and telling stories in a new, more visual way, has been incredibly rewarding.
“I get to work with a dedicated and smart team of news professionals committed to telling the story of Columbus, southwest Georgia and east Alabama.
This is my home and like the idea that I am now, Chuck Williams, WRBL News 3, on your side.”