Byron Khalil began working for ABC 33/40 in 2018 as the East Alabama Bureau Chief. Before moving to East Alabama, he previously worked as a reporter in Panama City Beach, Florida.
He got his start in television as a video journalist in Montgomery, Alabama. 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.
In 2018, he received first place recognition from the Florida Associated Press for General Assignment, Long Format and Multi-Media Reporter (MMJ). He was also a finalist for General Assignment reporting.
Byron 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.
He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Byron is from Stockbridge, Georgia. In his free time, he enjoys discovering new music, watching documentaries, and photography.