Byron Khalil began working for News Channel 7 in May 2016 as the Jackson County Bureau reporter. Before moving to the Panhandle, he previously worked at the CBS and ABC affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama as a Video Journalist.
He covered a variety of stories while in Montgomery. Two of the more memorable ones being the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March and the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Both of which received national coverage.
He graduated from the University of West Georgia in July 2014. He majored in Mass Communications with a concentration in Convergence Journalism and minored in Spanish. While in school he interned at the news powerhouse out of Atlanta, WSB-TV.
Byron enjoys discovering new music, watching documentaries, and photography.
He's excited to be working for News Channel 7 and would love to hear any story idea you have or if you just want to say hello!
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