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 senior linebacker Silas Kelly announces return for 2021 season

  Conway grad Jaylen Moody wins first-career national championship with Alabama

Lake View native Darius Leonard named AP First-Team All-Pro

  GOING BOWLING: No. 9 CCU to renew rivalry with No. 23 Liberty in FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl

  Marion falls short to Abbeville in Class 2A state final, 37-6

Host of Grand Strand, Pee Dee football players earn SCFCA all-state honors

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Grand Strand, Pee Dee 2021 athletes sign letters of intent

  Chase for a Championship: CCU head coach talks coaching journey, Grayson McCall, weekly themes

  No. 11 Coastal Carolina survives scare at Troy, 42-38

Class 4A Region 6 postseason honors announced

Report: CCU working toward extending Jamey Chadwell

Latest South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association state rankings released

  SCHSL Class 4A State Final preview

  SCHSL Class 1A State Final preview

  Coastal Carolina ranked No. 18 in latest College Football Playoff Poll

  No. 20 Coastal Carolina routs Texas State, clinches spot in Sun Belt title game

  WMBF Extra Point: Semifinal preview

CCU ranked No. 20 in first CFB Playoff Poll of 2020 season

  No. 15 Coastal Carolina tops Appalachian State, 34-23

  North Myrtle Beach DE Chase Simmons commits to CCU

  Carvers Bay’s playoff matchup with Lake View named Extra Point Game of the Week

  No. 15 CCU feels no pressure heading into Sun Belt showdown with Appalachian State

  CCU golf coach reflects on Dustin Johnson’s win at The Masters

  CCU head coach Jamey Chadwell addresses rumors he’s a candidate for South Carolina opening

  Extra Point Playoff Previews - Class 1A

  Extra Point Playoff Previews - Class 2A

  Fall signing period kicks off for Grand Strand and Pee Dee student-athletes

  Extra Point Playoff Previews - Class 3A

  Extra Point Playoff Previews - Class 4A

  Extra Point Playoff Previews - Class 5A