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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.


Charter School Bill Passes House

The State House has passed enabling legislation to allow the state to commission charter schools in Georgia. The question over whether the state or local school boards should fund charter schools...

March 7, 2012 - 12:51pm

New Details In 2013 State Budget

A revised 2013 state budget heads to a full house chamber for a vote Wednesday. There have been some last minute changes to the 19.2 billion dollar plan, including a boost in funds for Georgia’s...

March 6, 2012 - 12:04pm

Pain Management Act Passes House

Lawmakers in the House passed a bill that would enact the “Georgia Pain Management Clinic Act.” The bill heads to the Senate floor next. Addiction specialists hope that this is the first step to...

March 5, 2012 - 11:40am

Worry Blooms With Early Spring

This has been one of the earliest springs Georgia has seen in years, with unseasonably warm weather and early blooms. But also blooming is concern that a cold snap could wipe out Georgia farmers...

March 5, 2012 - 4:52am

Criminal Justice Reform Bill Revised

A special panel of state lawmakers is working to revise the state’s criminal justice code by tweaking a bill that could change Georgia’s criminal justice landscape. Members of an unusual joint house...

March 1, 2012 - 2:36pm


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