Jessica Forkel

Jessica Forkel

Executive Producer

Department: Georgia Works

Jessica is the Executive Producer for the GPB radio show, Georgia Works with host Chip Rogers. Georgia Works focuses on business development and expansion in Atlanta as well as career advice and opportunities.

Jessica was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia and is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors in Communication Mass Media. She helped launch the first radio station at KSU and has spent years in major market morning radio in Atlanta and also worked at CNN before coming to GPB. With a passion for radio and writing, Jessica aims to help change perspectives and quite possibly, change the world.

She enjoys concerts, traveling, reading and anything outdoors. Her "fur-kids" are 2 cats (Lucky and Chance) and 2 pit-bulls (Lady and Layla).

Recent Blog Posts

Georgia Works - July 3, 2014 - 11:59am
The U.S. Labor Department announced that employers added 288,000 non-farm jobs in June which tops the census estimates of $215,000, and raising hopes for more increase in the second half of the year...
Georgia Works - July 2, 2014 - 1:48pm
Youth unemployment is consistantly reaching high levels. To help prepare students for good jobs in growth industries, a number of states have stepped up to the plate and in a few short years...
Family - July 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
It can be easy to break the bank on the 4th of July right? Ya know, BBQ & drinks, decorations, fireworks, sporting your new red, white & blue outfit; it all adds up quick.  This year, I...
Georgia Works - June 30, 2014 - 11:59am
It's no secret that it takes a lot to get noticed in today's job market. Sometimes, it's about who you know more than what you know and others, it's about the one detail that caught the hiring...
Family - June 27, 2014 - 3:05pm
According to BuzzFeed.com, there are 21 words that have a completely different meaning in Atlanta.I am from Atlanta, born and raised, some of these make sense for sure! For example, OTP vs ITP, we...

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