Gabe McDonald

Gabe McDonald

Sports Anchor

Gabe McDonald joined WMBF in July 2020 from our sister station KPLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he was a sports/news MMJ for two years. He is excited to continue his career in Myrtle Beach and is looking forward to meeting and telling the stories of all the great people in the area!

Gabe has experience covering sports on all levels including NBA training camps, College Football Playoff games, and high school state championships. He’s also been fortunate to cover a Presidential visit during his career.

Gabe is a proud graduate of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he majored in Mass Communications and played football. During his time in Pine Bluff, he was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 school year and served as the lead anchor for the school's newscasts. Gabe also completed an internship at KARK/FOX 16, the NBC and FOX affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Gabe is a Louisiana native and is on a mission to find the the best food the area has to offer. When he is not out covering sports you can find Gabe on the beach, at the gym, or trying a new restaurant.

If you ever see Gabe out and about don’t be afraid to say ‘Hello!’ You can send him an email at or follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Recent Articles by Gabe

  ‘We’re far from finished’: Chants talk national ranking, growth of program

West Florence at North Myrtle Beach named week five Extra Point Game of the Week

Week 5 SCHSL football state media rankings released

  Carolina Forest at Socastee named week four Extra Point Game of the Week

Week 4 SCHSL football state media rankings released

  West Florence at Myrtle Beach named week three Extra Point Game of the Week

Week 3 SCHSL football state media rankings released

  Conway at Carolina Forest named week two Extra Point Game of the Week

  CCU tasked with stopping high-powered Arkansas State offense

  CCU looking ahead to Sun Belt opener against Arkansas State

  Lake View at Green Sea Floyds featured as week one Extra Point Game of the Week

Host of Grand Strand and Pee Dee football teams included in preseason state rankings

  Chants looking forward to being in national spotlight once again

CCU’s home opener against Campbell to be aired on ESPN

McCall shines in first career start, leads Chants to second consecutive victory over Kansas

  Conway native Bryan Edwards looking forward to starting NFL career in Carolinas

  Gameplanning during pandemic presents new challenges for CCU

  ‘We’re fired up’: CCU football players, coach grateful to be in game week

  Grand Strand, Pee Dee football teams prepare for a return of high school sports

  Fans return to Darlington Raceway for 2020 Southern 500

  Number of NASCAR playoff drivers expect Aric Almirola to make noise in postseason

  NASCAR hosts virtual media days ahead of Southern 500

  CCU’s quarterback battle more wide open as camp continues

Chants aiming to prove doubters wrong in 2020

  CCU’s special teams unit to play pivotal role during 2020 season

  Grand Strand youth golfer receives player of the year honor

Coastal Carolina to host Liberty on Dec. 5

  CCU tight end Isaiah Likely aims to have breakout season

  Chants continue second week of practices with emphasis on mental toughness

  Grand Strand baseball pitcher on the rise going into freshman year