Roy L. Wood Jr

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This article is about the news anchor. For others with the same name, see Roy Wood (disambiguation)
Roy L. Wood Jr

Roy L. Wood Jr (born June 14, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former television news anchor, a public relations manager, and the Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Commission District 4 in the 2010 general election.

Wood, son of editorialist and radio news anchor Roy Wood Sr, and the much older half-brother of comedian Roy Wood Jr. He grew up in Chicago and earned his bachelor's in mass communications at Southern Illinois University. He worked for ABC and NBC stations in Detroit, Chicago, New York and Boston before coming to WVTM-TV as an anchor and reporter in the mid 1980s.

Wood served as director of marketing and public relations for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority and, while there, established Jefferson County's first Citizens Transit Advisory Board. He is also an avid model railroader.

In 2010, Wood ran unopposed in the Democratic primary to fill the District 4 seat left open when four-term incumbent and Commission President Bettye Fine Collins decided not to run for re-election. He lost to Joe Knight in the November 2 general election.


  • Wright, Barnett (October 27, 2010) "Joe Knight, Roy Wood Jr. shaking hands, hunting votes for Jefferson County Commission District 4." The Birmingham News
  • Allen, Chad (August 2, 2016) "Birmingham broadcaster builds beguiling model railroad in his home." Alabama NewsCenter

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