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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.


Juvenile Justice Overhaul For Georgia

The Special Council on Criminal Justice reform held its first meeting this week. Governor Nathan Deal created the panel this year. The top priority is drafting a new juvenile justice reform bill....

July 19, 2012 - 10:51am

Single Drug Method For Executions

Georgia announced that is switching to single-drug executions, effective immediately. The Georgia Department of Corrections will start using one dose of the sedative pentobarbital to carry out death...

July 18, 2012 - 11:54am

Clemency Denied For Warren Lee Hill

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles voted to deny clemency to a death row inmate whose lawyer says is mentally disabled. The decision highlights the state’s strictest in the nation standard for...

July 16, 2012 - 12:57pm

Push For Georgia Boating Licenses

Lawmakers and marine patrols are pushing for more safety regulations on Georgia’s waterways. The recent deaths on Lake Lanier are galvanizing an effort to require Georgia boaters to be licensed....

July 12, 2012 - 12:44pm

Rex Monument Honors Obama Relative

Tucked in a corner of metro Atlanta’s Clayton County is the village of Rex, now the site of historic monument dedicated to an ancestor of First Lady Michelle Obama. Residents there hope the White...

July 12, 2012 - 12:41pm


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