...Walter stepped down as nightly news co-anchor and WJTV news director in 1995 when he was promoted to Vice President of News.Saddler
involvement in local news by producing "The Saddler Report" a weekly news/public affairs program, now in its 16th year of broadcast.Since 1996, Saddler has maintained a high profile in the Jackson area by serving as Director of Community Affairs for Newschannel 12. Walter
on-air anchoring and reporting career in 1972.From 1984 through until 1995, Saddler served as co-anchor and news director for WJTV/Newschannel 12.
leadership, WJTV newscasts earned numerous awards, including twice being named "Best Newscast" by the Associated Press
has also earned various honors for his
work by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters
.The 1st annual Walter Saddler Local Journalism Award was presented at Jackson's Martin Luther King celebration in 2001.The award recognizes excellence by a local journalist in community involvement and addressing the needs of the community. Saddler
was born and grew up in Madison County, Mississippi.He was educated in Parochial School and is a graduate of St. John's University, New York, where he studied Business and Accounting.
A frequent speaker at civic, social and business functions, his
personal hobbies are art, travel, and sports.
Extensive travel in Europe, the far east, the middle east, North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Australia has helped Walter
to better understand the relationship of the world and the people in it.Walter's idea of better understanding people and celebrating different cultures, nationalities, and races is sitting on a deserted street late in the evening with a young South Korean student discussing what democracy means.Another way of understanding is visiting with an Aboriginal outside of Sidney, Australia, discussing quality of life issues. Walter Saddler
is married to the former Shelbra Rimmer of Camden, Mississippi, and they have two daughters.
Watch Walter Saddler weekdays during NEWSCHANNEL 12
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