Devon Walsh has been voted “Alabama’s Best News Anchor” by the Associated Press, anchoring weekdays on News 5 at 9:00, News 5 at Noon and News 5 at 5:00.
Devon is perhaps best known for waking up early to anchor WKRG News 5 This Morning for seven years, before transitioning to dayside in 2015 to start getting more sleep!
In March of 2015, Devon was excited to bring another half-hour of news to viewers on the Gulf Coast in WKRG’s new 9am newscast. She has also continued to anchor News 5 at Noon, plus joined Peter Albrecht on the desk for News 5 at 5.
As mentioned above, Devon was honored by the Associated Press as “Alabama’s Best News Anchor” in 2010 and 2012. Then in 2015, the Alabama Broadcasters Association named Devon “Anchor of the Year” for her work in 2014.
Devon is thrilled to be reporting the news where she got her start. Way back when, she got her first taste of the business as a teenage intern at WKRG. After graduating from the McGill-Toolen Catholic High School and The University of Notre Dame, she started as an assignment editor and reporter at WKRG, and later anchored the evening news with Mel Showers. She then spent six years anchoring at top-rated, Fox 6 WBRC before returning to Mobile in 2008.
Devon and her husband are excited to raise their son, Sam, and daughter, Janie, surrounded by family here along the Gulf Coast.