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

  CCU’s Chadwell says Payton has lead in QB battle, addresses stadium capacity for 2020

  CCU football hits practice field for first day of fall camp

  “It nearly brought tears to my eyes”: CCU linebacker Silas Kelly describes recovery from ACL injury

Clemson DE and former Wilson Tiger Xavier Thomas to redshirt in 2020 due to COVID-19

  SCHSL passes proposal to start high school football practice Sept. 8

84th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas postponed to 2021

  Deeper Chants team remaining upbeat despite uncertainty heading into season

  Chanticleers to have one of Sun Belt’s best defensive lines in 2020

  Coastal football aims to turn close losses to wins in 2020

  ‘It helped a lot’: Chanticleer football players, coach see advantages of spring ball

  Local travel softball team preparing for major tournament

  Myrtle Beach HS baseball coach discusses effects of Marlins outbreak on high school sports

  Local standouts intend to enroll early at respective ACC universities

  New athletics director Hal McManus plans to shift culture at Socastee

  S.C. High School League panel pushes back decision to vote on flipping fall sports to spring

Myrtle Beach pitcher Austin Gordon commits to Clemson

Chanticleers pick up commitment from 3-star receiver Malachi Taylor