Parker Branton

Parker Branton is the East Alabama Bureau Chief Reporter at WTVM News Leader 9. He joined the news team in January 2017. Parker was born and raised in Rome, Georgia. Before coming to Columbus, he was a correspondent for NPR affiliate Alabama Public Radio and a reporter for WVUA23 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Parker graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Telecommunications and Film and Political Science. While in college, he interned for 10 months at WSB-TV in Atlanta and worked with ESPN College Gameday, ESPNU, and CBS on campus at Alabama. He was also the famous mascot, Big Al while at UA. Parker traveled all over the United States as an ambassador featured on commercials, sporting events, and live network news. When Parker is not working on stories, he loves playing basketball, taking pictures of nature, and anything outdoors. Parker is ready to explore Columbus and get to know the community.

Recent Articles by Parker

  Mystery suspect could be charged in deadly Ft. Mitchell road rage shooting

Lee County EMA increasing public safety notifications

Lee Co: Suspect cries, prays during preliminary hearing for capital murder

Lee County DA launches campaign to tackle prescription pill abuse

Eufaula police investigating social media post posing potential threat toward schools

Lee Co. DA looking at ‘very lengthy sentence’ for Auburn man convicted of double murder

Lee County DA satisfied with guilty verdict as capital murder trial ends for first defendant

Man wanted for Eufaula murder has been captured in MI

Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams hopes to make history on election night

Capital murder defendant tells investigators he ‘stayed in car’ during death of Lee Co. man

Week 1 of Lee Co. capital murder trial wraps up

Former Chambers Co. Probate Office employee takes nearly $300K of funds

Day 2 of Lee County capital murder trial cut short after defense claim regarding evidence

Widow testifies; frantic 911 call play in Lee County capital murder trial

2016 Lee Co. capital murder case goes to trial Monday

‘We hope to find a cure’ Uveal Melanoma study shows ‘no cluster’ in Auburn

Fort Mitchell road rage shooting suspect using AL’s ‘stand your ground’ law

Man accused of 2017 murder in Smiths Station pleads guilty

Trial for 2016 Lee Co. capital murder suspect to begin next week

APD investigating a deadly car fire on Moores Mill Road