Don McClellan is WSB-TV/Channel 2's latest inductee into the Georgia Association of Broadcaster's Georgia Hall of Fame.
Earlier in 2010, the southeastern chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences named Don to its select Golden Circle.In 2009, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters honored Don with its highest individual award: "Broadcaster of the Year" in recognition of a lifetime of achievement.
Don has an attic stacked with journalistic awards. Among those organizations that have honored him are RTNDA (Radio Television News Directors Association), Ohio State, and the major wire services.
His more than half-a-century with WSB includes almost every job in news from management to reporting.The East Tennesseee State University alumnus has been in the middle of the civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam and weather extremes.
The "dean" of Atlanta's active television journalists currently focuses on human-interest stories.An avid runner, the veteran journalist has completed more than 100 marathons, and thousands of shorter races. The Marietta-based Chattahoochee Road Runners recently named Don its 'Runner of the Year'.
He usually carries a camera and posts hundreds of slide shows featuring other runners. You can find a link to those photo shows by checking out "Don McClellan's half-a-century with WSB Television".