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Jon Nelson has been a television journalist for twenty-five years based in Atlanta. He was graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta and Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science. His television career has given him the opportunity to cover as varied events as Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games, Summer Olympiads, the Masters, the US Open, Grey Cups, and even political conventions. He has also covered high school athletics for Georgia Public Broadcasting for twenty-one years as a host and correspondent for its high school coverage- including the “Football Fridays in Georgia” game of the week and the GHSA football and basketball championships.

He is also the author of five books about high school and college football in the southeast: “Backroads and Backfields” “100 Things Georgia Football Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” “Peach State Pigskin: A History of High School Football in Georgia” “A History of College Football in Georgia” and “Above Ground: The Gene Jelks Story”. He has other books and manuscripts in planning stages for 2016. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his far-more-pretty wife, Patty, and his two furry children- a Pekingese named Trooper and a cat that acts more like a dog, Trouble.

Archive News Articles

Football Player With Cerebral Palsy Scores Touchdown

Two weeks ago toward the end of a game in west Georgia’s Heard County, a conversation during a time out led one coach to an idea. Temple High head coach Seth Rogers wanted to give sophomore running...

November 9, 2012 - 2:51am

High Schools Face Sports Changes

The GHSA executive committee met Monday to change the way Georgia high schools are grouped to play sports. Currently, there are five classifications, A through AAAAA. The number of students per...

November 22, 2011 - 10:46am

Recent Blog Posts

GPB Sports Blog

GPB Sports National Signing Day 2016 Recap: Around The Country

Scouts from around the country flock to Georgia since it's a top-5 state for recruiting... There are student-athletes from one end of the country playing in some places you wouldn't normally...

February 3, 2016 - 6:54pm
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GPB Sports National Signing Day 2016 Recap: Around The State

Georgia has had a lot of programs build their pedigrees in the last few years... Programs like Kennesaw State, Shorter, Valdosta State, Mercer, and Georgia Southern are in various stages of...

February 3, 2016 - 5:56pm
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The Load Out: Stay

Wasn’t it just mid-July…???I say that because, like all of you, I would have sworn up and down that we just started looking at teams chasing after the 2015 GHSA Championships- and there...

December 14, 2015 - 3:10pm
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W2W4: What To Watch For- GHSA State Championship

Mark and Jackie take a look at the 4, 5, and 6A title games where there are some familiar faces- and some folks who either haven’t been playing in Game 15 or haven’t been in the last game...

December 9, 2015 - 2:02pm
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Times Like These

So, we are now here…The 14 survivors who have made it to the last games of their respective seasons… it’s Game 14 for some and Game 15 for others…Some folks have been there...

December 8, 2015 - 11:26am

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