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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

W2W4: What To Watch For- Semifinals

We’re down to the Final Fours in the top three classes… and there are a lot of region champs that have made it this far… Jackie and Mark have a look at the top of the crop…...

December 1, 2015 - 12:32pm
GPB Sports Blog

Eight Is Enough

And that’s where we are… the final eight in each classification…I am going to start with the largest surprise (or what I think is the biggest upset of the quarterfinal round,...

December 1, 2015 - 10:49am
GPB Sports Blog

W2W4: What To Watch For- Quarterfinals

It looks like the favorites are joined by some surprise teams, Jackie and Mark tell you where GPB is heading and who gets the home games5A saw some upsets and looks like it might be up for grabs....

November 24, 2015 - 5:11pm
GPB Sports Blog

I Thought Turkeys Could Fly!

And we’re down to the final 8’s in each of the classifications…The Single-A squads have gotten into the playoff run with their first-round matchups as well and we still have seen...

November 24, 2015 - 10:42am
GPB Sports Blog

W2W4: What To Watch For- Playoffs Round 2

In 6A, Region 1 travels north and regions 7 and 8 are one week closer to another knockout round to figure out the best teams in one county. Here’s the preview of the Round of 16…in 5A,...

November 17, 2015 - 12:31pm

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