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Parker Wallace



Atlanta-based, award-winning journalist Parker Wallace covers the Georgia legislative session and also specializes in stories about Georgia’s Latino community. She joined GPB in 2012 after working as a general assignment reporter for CBS Atlanta. While working for CBS, she won an Associated Press award for Best Feature story. Parker started her career in Los Angeles as an assignment desk assistant at KTTV. Her first on-camera job was as a reporter for News 12 The Bronx, where she produced, shot and edited her own stories. Parker also was a freelance reporter for WTNH in New Haven. She is a nationally published author, with articles appearing in Shape Magazine and USA Today. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University with dual majors in Communications and Spanish. Parker also spent a semester studying in Spain at the University of Salamanca.


Lawmakers Consider Cigar Tax

State lawmakers are considering whether to seek an estimated $15 million in improved tax collections by changing how cigars are taxed. Some Georgia retailers hope it evens out the market. According...

November 23, 2012 - 4:27am

New District, New Congressman

Republican Representative Doug Collins was elected Congressman Tuesday for Georgia’s new 9th district. He defeated Democratic challenger, Jody Cooley, a Gainesville lawyer. Collins won handily— with...

November 6, 2012 - 8:20pm

Profile of Candidate Jody Cooley

Democrat Jody Cooley is running for Congress in Georgia’s new 9th district. According to the Cook Political report, it’s the most conservative district in the country. “Who’s that Cooley fellow...

November 5, 2012 - 2:30am

Balfour Faces Attorney In Senate Race

The race for Georgia State Senate District 9 will be one to watch: Senator Don Balfour, a veteran of the gold dome, who is currently under criminal investigation, is up against a political newcomer...

November 2, 2012 - 12:39pm

GA Religious Leaders Challenge IRS Law

Some religious leaders in Georgia are challenging a decade’s old tax law that prohibits preaching about politics from the pulpit. There’s a new movement to defy the Johnson Amendment, which changed...

November 1, 2012 - 11:36am


Recent Blog Posts

Georgia Traveler

Old Car City

If your average ‘old car junkyard’ is where hunks of junk go to die, then Old Car City in White, Georgia is where aging beauties go to be re-born. Dean Lewis took over his Dad’s sprawling collection...

September 17, 2012 - 11:07am
Georgia Traveler

BBQ Joints

Barbecue, baby. It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Atleast it was for me this past Saturday when I had the honor of visiting 3 of Georgia’s most famous BBQ joints: Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson...

August 23, 2012 - 8:00am