Wally has been the Sports Editor and Columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 1979. He has also worked for United Press International in New York. He has been inducted into the Arkansas Sportswriters Hall of Fame and Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame (inaugural class). He has won more than 200 writing awards as a columnist for the statewide newspaper. He also co-hosts two radio shows on 103.7 The Buzz. He is a past President of the Football Writers Association of America and serves on its Board and was an officer for the U.S. Basketball Writers. He has served on the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Board, Executive Committee, and is a past President. He is an Air Force veteran.