He graduated from Williford High School and attended Ozarka College. He served two years with the Army National Guard and has owned and operated a photography business for six years.
"We welcome Jody to our staff," Erma Harris, Areawide Media's managing editor said. "He has exceptional photography skills and although news reporting is new to Jody, he is learning our style and is progressing quickly."
Shackelford can be contacted through the Salem office at 870-895-3207.