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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.


Holiday Travel Is Up, Fuel Prices Down

Holiday travel is up 42% since 2009.  That’s according to a new Triple A report. July 4th travelers are taking advantage of lower fuel costs on the road and better deals in the air. Triple A...

July 4, 2012 - 1:02pm

Heat Alert For Peachtree Road Race

A warning for the 60,000 runners and walkers expected to participate in Georgia’s biggest July 4th tradition: The 43rd Peachtree Road Race is under a heat alert. A system of colored flags dotting...

July 3, 2012 - 11:53am

Transportation Funding For Georgia

After weeks of debate, Congress agreed to a two-year plan to fund the nation’s transportation projects. The agreement allots 54 billion dollars a year to transportation. It came just one day shy of...

June 29, 2012 - 11:56am

Georgia Health Care: A Partisan Issue

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is polarizing Democrats and Republicans in Georgia. While Democrats across the country are calling the decision a victory...

June 28, 2012 - 2:37pm

Health Care Ruling: Effect on Georgia

A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in an historic 5-4 decision. When the decision came down Thursday morning, Dr. George Shannon, a family physician in...

June 28, 2012 - 1:39pm


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