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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

Now is Not The Time To Panic…

For about 20 seconds or so… indulge me as I talk about my alma mater… WE’RE 3-1 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE!!! Under a new head coach, Norcross’ Cam Jones, Lakeside-DeKalb is off to a 3-1...

September 20, 2016 - 10:58am
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Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast: Week 5 (Or is it week 4?)

It's another week of the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast where Jon and Jackie battle renegade microphones, recap the Roswell-Colquitt County game, and everything else that went on the week...

September 14, 2016 - 11:16am
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There's a First Time for Everything...

First thing I want to do this week is congratulate a couple of programs… The Royal Knights of Stewart County won for the first time in 33 games with a win over Glascock County. I caught up with...

September 13, 2016 - 11:51am
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Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast: Week 4 (Or is it week 3?)

It's another round of talking Georgia high school football with Jackie and Jon... This week, Jackie is "Boss for a Day" and there are more upsets and surprises to talk about... she also sings......

September 8, 2016 - 12:31pm
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More Surprised By Even More Surprises

Okay… how many surprises were added to your surprises from last week…??? Let’s start in Moultrie… Colquitt County is playing a murderous schedule- that much is known. Graduation and growth are two...

September 6, 2016 - 1:15pm

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