It was two years ago when we surprised our current team of 13WMAZ Junior Journalists, but now it’s time to introduce you to a new crew.

Nearly 150 kids tried out and after a process of interviews, we are down to the final 10.

On Friday, Ben Jones surprised our final four new Junior Journalists.


Ella Martinez -- Lake Joy Elementary

Ella’s favorite thing about herself is her confidence. She says she likes speaking to people, which is why she decided to be a Junior Journalist.

Jada Watts -- Feagin Mill Middle

Jada’s favorite food is crab because ‘it’s so good and there are so many ways it can be prepare,’ and her least favorite food is raisins because they’re ‘like eating the skin off a dead grape.’

Joshua Ratchford Jr -- David Perdue Elementary

Joshua’s favorite TV show is ‘Ellen’ because he loves how she brings joy to people and it’s ‘just wonderful.’ Fun fact: He can also sing and preach!

Jackson Eubanks -- Bonaire Middle

Jackson says if he could go anywhere in the world he would go to Savannah because it’s a big town and it’s close to the ocean. He’s been before and he says they’ve got the best of both worlds.


Lanie Wright -- 7th grade at Fullington Academy

Lanie’s favorite food is her grandma’s homemade macaroni and cheese. She says she’s always liked macaroni and cheese, but she was skeptical at first when they put it in the oven.

Kamryn Stephens -- 7th grade at West Laurens Middle School

Kamryn says if she could go anywhere in the world, she would go to Bora Bora because it’s tropical. She likes the ocean and it seems like a beautiful place to take a trip.


Brooklyn Williams – 7th grade at Thomson Middle School

Brooklyn’s favorite TV show is The Office because it’s funny and her favorite character is Michael Scott.

Jacob Bailey – 7th grade at Miller Magnet Middle School

Jacob’s favorite book is ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ because he says it explains the life of an average middle schooler going into high school. It’s a mix between fantasy and reality.

Sophia Boling – 6th grade Academy for Classical Education

Sophia likes her personality most about herself. Her family says she never meets a stranger and she wants to inspire people to be themselves and go for whatever they want to do.

Eli Rutherford – 5th grade at Academy for Classical Education

Eli says if he could go anywhere in the world, he’d go to Atlanta because he supports his state and what it represents in the country. He says he doesn’t want to go to another country because the US is the freest country in the world.