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 - June 11, 2014 - 12:20pm
Korea-based Hanil E Hwa Interior Systems, an auto supplier, will expand creating 80 jobs and investing $5.5 million over the next two years.  Governor Deal stated, "The international...
Georgia Works - June 9, 2014 - 12:36pm
The India-based textile company, Surya, recently invested $30 million in to a new facility in Cartersville, GA, creating 200 jobs. Governor Deal said, “Surya’s decision to expand in Georgia...
Georgia Works - June 9, 2014 - 12:24pm
Today, Governor Deal announced that Georgia's May revenues are up 3.1% totaling $1.39 billion for an increase of $42.25 million, compared the end of May 2013. The net tax revenue year-to-date...
Georgia Works - June 4, 2014 - 4:09pm
Today Governor Deal announced that Georgia is one of just three states that were chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead the education initiative, funded by the Lumina Foundation in...
Georgia Works - June 4, 2014 - 12:29pm
Congratulations Northwest Georgia! Northwest Georgia is one of the 12 regions selected to be a part of the new manufacturing initiative making them eligible for a share of $1.3 billion in federal...

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