About Us


WLTZ First News – Putting you first, the leader for news, weather, and sports in Columbus, GA, Phenix City, Auburn, Opelika, AL, and the surrounding area. We bring you stories that put you, our viewer, first…because you deserve nothing less. Our goal is to be the Chattahoochee Valley’s primary destination for news, sports, and weather.


We welcome your comments and suggestions!
There are several convenient ways to reach us!

Mailing Address (Not Our Physical Address)
6140 Buena Vista Road
Columbus, GA 31907

Driving Directions
Please put NBC 38 Drive in your GPS, not our street address. If you don’t have a GPS, from I-185 go east on Buena Vista Road. We’re about 2.6 miles from the interstate. Look for Holsey Monumental CME Church. Their driveway is off of our private road, NBC38 Drive. Drive down the road, past the church and we’re on the left, about a quarter mile off of Buena Vista Road.

By Phone
Main Number: (706) 561-3838
News Department: (706) 507-6397

By Fax
Sales Fax: (706) 561-3880
News Fax: (706) 221-3889
General Manager – Mark Kirkland – mkirkland@wltz.com

If you have questions, comments about a news story you saw online or on television contact:

Mark Kirkland, General Managermkirkland@wltz.com.

Do you want WLTZ NBC 38 to cover a story?
Email – news@wltz.com

Closed Captioning
For Closed Captioning concerns, please contact our Captioning Hotline:
Phone: 706-507-7156
Fax: 706-221-3889
We will make every effort to respond or otherwise resolve your inquiry within 24 hours or 1 business day.

Written closed captioning complaints should be directed to the following:

Jerry Garvin
Chief Engineer
6140 Buena Vista Road
Columbus, GA 31907


Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first contact our captioning hotline. We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your complaint within 30 days.

WLTZ Newsroom

Contact the WLTZ Newsroom:
Georgia Newsroom: (706) 507-6397
Alabama Newsroom: (334) 521-7088