November 23, 2021–8:50 a.m.
Doug Walker has been selected as the grand marshal for the 2021 Rome Christmas Parade.
The announcement was made during a breakfast Tuesday morning at the Coosa Country Club.
Walker is currently the public information officer for the City of Rome.
After graduating from Auburn University in 1975, Walker began a career in radio in 1978, moving to Rome in 1984.
He was the news director at WRGA and Q-102 for many years.
Walker was also an associate editor at the Rome News-Tribune from 2009 to 2021.
He has won a number of awards for journalism and has served the community on the board of directors for the Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth, Chieftains Museum, and the Heritage Riverways Foundation.