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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

The Meadowcreek Mustangs earned their first victory since 2008 in front of a very large and supportive crowd last Friday night.
GPB Sports Blog

Every Streak Has An End

Streaks can come out at you in one of two ways and it’s how you handle yourself after streaks come to an end that reveals how you are as a team, a person, and a town… Meadowcreek High School is at...

October 14, 2013 - 6:33pm
The Collins Hill Eagles, fresh off their win against Peachtree Ridge, meet Norcross in Week 7 on GPB. Photo by: Brandon Nguyen
GPB Sports Blog

Excitement Builds As We Map Out High School Football's "Third Season"

If you watch our “Football Fridays in Georgia” coverage- and however you watch, whether it’s on GPB itself, on gpb.org, or through our app for your iPhone- I start referring to this time of year as...

October 7, 2013 - 12:05pm
The Collins Hill Eagles, fresh off their win against Peachtree Ridge, meet Norcross in Week 7 on GPB. Photo by: Brandon Nguyen
GPB Sports Blog

Excitement Builds As We Map Out High School Football's "Third Season"

If you watch our “Football Fridays in Georgia” coverage- and however you watch, whether it’s on GPB itself, on gpb.org, or through our app for your iPhone- I start referring to this time of year as...

October 7, 2013 - 12:05pm
GPB Sports Blog

Record Setters And Region Play Rule The Middle Of The Schedule

A lot of people these days think that offenses and the numbers they put up can be downright staggering… If you look at what Peyton Manning is doing in the NFL (16 TD’s, no INT), and what a team like...

September 30, 2013 - 12:37pm
Valdosta HC Rance Gillespie's 100th career win was earned through Friday's 41-14 win over Newton. Photo courtesy of Mike Chapman
GPB Sports Blog

Ranked Teams Fight To Stay On Winning Side Of The Ledger

It was the week of the close call this time around… Everywhere you look, teams that were ranked were escaping as best they could to stay on the winning side of the ledger… Lovejoy scored on a TD pass...

September 23, 2013 - 1:18pm

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