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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.


New Civil Rights Center Groundbreaking

Human rights leaders and government officials broke ground in Atlanta on a civil rights center. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will be a hub for human rights topics and is expected...

June 27, 2012 - 11:17am

Inside Georgia's Criminal Justice Law

For every $1 spent on a drug court, more than two dollars are saved in criminal justice costs. That's according to the National Drug Court Institute. That kind of savings is what added momentum to...

June 27, 2012 - 8:00am

Rex Monument Honors Obama Relative

A monument now stands to honor the Georgia roots of First Lady Michelle Obama. The unveiling took place in Rex about 30 minutes south of Atlanta. It took 21st century technology to solve a 19th...

June 26, 2012 - 6:36pm

Lake Tragedy Spotlights DUI Laws

Georgia boaters can drink more alcohol on the water than they can on the road, with less fear of being arrested. The latest tragedy on Lake Lanier allegedly involving alcohol is reinforcing zero...

June 22, 2012 - 11:14am

Confusion Over New Gun Law

Confusion over a new gun law has lawmakers scrambling to re-write the language in the bill. No official changes can be made until the next legislative session in January. The law sends some gun...

June 21, 2012 - 11:24am


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