Carolina Outdoor Journal is produced by Joe Albea Productions, a division of Southeast Media Services, Inc. Hosted by Joe Albea and John Moore – both are lifelong residents of North Carolina and have years of involvement in outdoor writing, photography, radio and television broadcast production. They both enjoy all facets of the Carolina outdoor experience from fishing the outer banks surf to floating a mountain river for smallmouth bass.

Joe Albea is an award-winning outdoor photographer and the producer of Carolina Outdoor Journal. His still photography has graced many magazines and his video images have been used in television and video productions across the country. Albea has traveled extensively abroad and to every corner of North Carolina.

John Moore has 32 years of radio and television broadcast experience. He has co-hosted the Journal since the beginning of the series while operating a very successful marketing and advertising firm. Very active in his community, Moore has countless hours of volunteer service under his belt.

With more than 20 years experience in food styling and instruction, Donna Reynolds brings a wealth of knowledge to every recipe she prepares. As host and producer of Simple Cooking, a cooking segment of Carolina Outdoor Journal, Donna creates, styles and demonstrates each recipe featured on the show. From tasty coastal dishes featuring fish, shrimp and oysters to game recipes that capture the flavor of the outdoors, she prepares recipes that are simple and delicious.




Mark Crews has edited the Carolina Outdoor Journal for 21 seasons.  He is a North Carolina native and grew up fishing in small ponds in the sandhills near Pinehurst. Mark met his wife in Greenville while he was studying communications at East Carolina University. They now live in Clayton, where he runs Finished Works, Inc., his video production company, with their two children, Noah and Madison. Some of their best memories have been enjoying North Carolina's amazing natural resources.  Mark's creative talent and knowledge in the editing room has been essential to the success of the Journal.




Saturday  5:00 pm

(*preempted - see other times)



Saturday 6:00 am


Saturday   7:00 am

Sunday   12:00 noon

Tuesday   9:00 am

Wednesday    2:00 pm

Sunday  6:30 am

Saturday  4:30 pm

*** Note: shows that air on myTV re-air on WITN on Sunday morning at 6:30 am

JANUARY 2, 2021



This week on the Journal we’ll target the popular and sporty Yellow Perch using light tackle. In Gear Time our anglers share the equipment needed to be successful. And Donna Reynolds serves up Wild Turkey pot pie recipe in the kitchen.                     

JANUARY 9, 2021


Join us this week as we fish for 10-12lb. bluefish using top water lures. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle needed to catch blues of that size and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty salmon recipe.

JANUARY 16, 2021


This week on the Journal we’ll fish deep water structure for largemouth bass. In Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures, tackle and what to look for on the depth finder. In the kitchen Donna Reynolds prepares a venison meatloaf recipe.

JANUARY 23, 2021


On this edition of the Journal we’ll take a look at several trout stream options in the mountains. Our anglers discuss the streams and equipment in Gear Time and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty trout recipe.

JANUARY 30, 2021


This week on the Journal we’ll target speckled trout in deep water. In Gear Time our anglers discuss the variety of soft plastic baits they used. And Donna Reynolds serves up a tasty crab fritter recipe in the kitchen.

JANUARY 2, 2021


This week on the Journal we’ll follow the tide 

on the Cape Fear river in search of feeding red drum. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lure that caught fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a venison recipe.

JANUARY 9, 2021


On this edition of the Journal we’ll fly fish bream beds using popping bugs. In gear time our anglers discuss the best popping bugs of the day. And we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a lemon dill catfish recipe.

JANUARY 16, 2021


On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish for the sporty sheepshead around bridge pilings. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle needed and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a Southport sandwich recipe.

JANUARY 23, 2021


On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish Jordan Lake in the spring for the sporty and tasty Crappie. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures they used and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a spicy venison recipe.

JANUARY 30, 2021


On this edition of the Journal we’ll venture into the Gulf Stream in search of the sporty mahi mahi (dolphin fish). In Gear Time our anglers discuss what you will need to be successful. And we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she talks about corn bread.

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