Dodie Cantrell-Bickley to enter GAB Hall of Fame

Grady College journalism lecturer Dodie Cantrell-Bickley will be inducted to the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame this week.

Cantrell-Bickley currently co-produces “Grady Newsource.”

She has more than 30 years of experience in broadcast journalism, working in a variety of roles.

Her career began at WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia where she was a reporter and executive producer for five years. She won multiple AP and Emmy awards and launched the station’s consumer journalism franchise.

Cantrell-Bickley was named WMAZ’s Vice President and News Director in 1992, a role she held for 13 years.

She continued her ascent in broadcasting management, becoming the President and General Manager at WMAZ, and later at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida.

She is a Grady College alumna, earning a master’s degree in narrative journalism. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Mercer University and a master’s degree in public administration from Georgia College and State University.

Cantrell-Bickely enters the GAB Hall of Fame with Grady alumni Zach Fowler and Condace Pressley. The grandfather of Grady faculty member John Weatherford, also named John Weatherford, will be inducted, as well. Grady College students Maddie Ray, Phillip Hubbard and Ashlyn Webb will be recognized for receiving GAB scholarships. 

Date: January 22, 2019
Author:  Dayne Young,  dayne@uga.edu