Dodie Cantrell-Bickley, Grady College journalism lecturer, was inducted to the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in January.
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, 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.