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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

Welcome Back, One And All! Did You Miss Me...???

It has been a really wild off-season for Georgia high school football… There’s been another classification added (we now have 7A with 8 title games in December at the Georgia Dome now) and another...

August 16, 2016 - 1:38pm
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GHSA Basketball Championships Class AA Preview

Class AA Preview Combine one of the nations brightest stars, a team that loves to run and scores, and a grudge match, and you have the Class AA Finals at the GHSA State Basketball Tournament in...

March 3, 2016 - 10:08am
GPB Sports Blog

GPB Sports Looks at the 2016 Basketball Championships

It's time again... For the title games in the center of the state... For me, the Macon Coliseum has its charms. Elvis played there and, I think, Led Zeppelin back in the 1970's. And for every...

February 28, 2016 - 7:20pm
GPB Sports Blog

Down To The Final, Crazy Eights

ON TO WEEKEND TWO! And we still have some surprises as we have motored along toward the Macon Coliseum and the first weekend of the month of March... Let me get some football news out first...

February 24, 2016 - 12:14pm
GPB Sports Blog

The Rounds of 16 Are Here!

It’s that time… And, this time around, I mean “Basketball Playoff Time…” We’ve already had some upsets that have opened up some big holes on the Road To Macon… and, as we go along, it’s time to...

February 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

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