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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.


Criminal Justice Overhaul Passes

In a unanimous vote, the State House approved an amended proposal to overhaul Georgia’s criminal justice system. With final passage, now the bill heads to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk for a signature...

March 29, 2012 - 12:56pm

Protestors Challenge Picketing Bill

Joined together in protest on the Capitol steps, members of the Tea Party, Occupy Atlanta, various union and community activists rallied against a bill they say violates their free speech. The bill...

March 29, 2012 - 12:12pm

Debate Rages Over Welfare Drug Testing

Protesters rallied on the Capitol steps Thursday morning. They are upset about the possible passage of a bill that would require welfare recipients to pass a drug test. The bill would require...

March 29, 2012 - 12:01pm

Sine Die: Deadline Day Ticks Down

Thursday is the final day of political wrangling before lawmakers end this year's legislative session. The 40th day of the session is called sine die. That’s a Latin term that means “without...

March 28, 2012 - 10:50am

House Rejects Changes to Abortion Bill

Abortion opponents are hailing a pair of victories in the State House. House lawmakers Tuesday rejected an attempt by state senators to loosen restrictions on a bill that would ban most abortions...

March 27, 2012 - 12:31pm


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