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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.


'Drug Tourists' Head To Georgia

As Florida and other states crack down on pain pill mills, clinics are migrating to Georgia where painkillers can be easily bought and taken across state lines to re-sell. So-called “pain pill...

July 11, 2012 - 11:40am

Public Shut Out Of Georgia Courts

Judges across Georgia are closing courtrooms to the public, citing reasons like lack of space and security concerns. But it’s against the law to do so and now some judges are getting slapped with...

July 10, 2012 - 9:48am

Georgia Reporter Faces Deportation

A reporter for Georgia’s largest Spanish language newspaper is facing possible deportation back to El Salvador. Mario Guevara writes frequently about immigration, but now finds himself the subject of...

July 6, 2012 - 11:45am

Some Federal Jobless Checks Ending

Georgia’s improving unemployment rate will “trigger” the end of federal emergency benefits for a number of Georgians, starting this weekend. It’s putting added pressure on the recently unemployed....

July 5, 2012 - 12:14pm

New Designation for KSU Arts Program

A surge in art majors is leading Kennesaw State University to upgrade its art program. This fall, the Department of Visual Arts will become the School of Art and Design. The new designation as a...

July 5, 2012 - 12:07pm


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