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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.

Recent Blog Posts

GPB Sports Blog

One Last Time

One last time… Hard to say and hard to believe… A 17 week high school football season has come and gone and there’s a lot to remember… For us at Georgia Public Broadcasting, it was one of our best...

December 17, 2013 - 12:02pm
The Tucker Tigers, 2008 and 2011 AAAA state champions will now compete one classification higher for the AAAAA 2013 state title.
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Forty-Eight Minutes Away

Now, we’re here… After 100 days of practice and beating each other up on the grass, finally taking advantage of it on Friday nights… we now have our survivors… Fourteen teams, down from 450, play for...

December 10, 2013 - 8:38am
The North Gwinnett Bulldogs travel to McEachern to face the Indians for the GHSA semifinals.
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Quarterfinals Survivors Await The Final Friday Outdoors

Okay… Tell you something… The kicker for Alabama that was tasked to win the game against Auburn, red-shirt freshman Adam Griffith, I have covered from his time at Calhoun High School. He is a great...

December 2, 2013 - 12:43pm
Colquitt's "Road Warriors" took care of business in Round 2
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Separation Week: When We Know The Sweet 16's...

“Separation Week…” Admittedly, this week past from the GHSA Playoffs doesn’t have a name… After this week, it’s quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals. But there’s no name for Round 2- until we...

November 25, 2013 - 8:45am
The Lassiter Trojans fell to the Peachtree Ridge Lions in a rainy first round playoff meeting.
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Top-Seeded Dominance

It was a week of dominance by the top seeds in the first round of the playoffs… Short of the Alexander win over Dalton, Cedar Grove’s win over Elbert County, and the Peachtree Ridge win over Lassiter...

November 18, 2013 - 7:34pm

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