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Tanya Ott

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Tanya Ott is Vice President of Radio. Prior to joining GPB, Tanya spent 24 years as an award-winning journalist and news manager at public radio stations in Florida, Colorado, and Alabama. She reported extensively for national and international news organizations including NPR, Marketplace, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Deutsche Welle, the Osgood File, Voice of America, AARP Radio, and others. Tanya has trained journalists and radio programmers at more than 120 public media stations and was a broadcast faculty member at the University of Florida and adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Grand Jury Indicts Former Peachtree City Police Chief

A Fayette County grand jury has indicted former Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom in the shooting of his wife on New Year’s Day. WXIA-TV reports that he was indicted for misdemeanor...

April 15, 2015 - 6:29pm
Craig Kimbrel outfielder

Braves Trade All-Star Closer Kimbrel, Upton

Some Braves fans are upset over the team's decision to trade All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel. The organization has traded Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres in exchange for...

April 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
Ga. Senate

Religious Freedom Bill Passes Ga. Senate

A controversial "religious freedom" bill has passed Georgia's state Senate. Senators approved the bill by a vote of 37-15 Thursday. The legislation would forbid state government from infringing...

March 5, 2015 - 4:54pm
Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved To Emory Hospital: Media Reports

CNN is reporting that a source close to the family of Bobbi Kristina Brown says the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been moved to Emory University Hospital. GPB News...

February 3, 2015 - 6:43pm
Georgia Department of Transportation logo

New Ga Dept. Of Transportation Chief Named

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry is the new commissioner of the Transportation Department, effective immediately. The 14-member State Transportation Board...

January 20, 2015 - 6:24pm


Recent Blog Posts

Best of Public Radio

Weekend Programming Changes

Based on your feedback, we're making changes to the weekend radio schedule here at GPB.  Starting May 31st (June 1 in Atlanta), the weekend lineup will be:   Saturdays on GPB 5a.m.   Best of Public...

May 24, 2014 - 5:44am
Best of Public Radio

Can Public Radio Survive An App World?

In July, when NPR President Gary Knell visited GPB, he talked with staff about how he envisioned NPR being a "Pandora of News." He explained to us -- and the Wall Street Journal -- that it would "...

September 4, 2013 - 4:46am
Best of Public Radio

You Can Be A Radio Star...

Ever dream of hearing your name on the air alongside the likes of Ira Glass and Sylvia Paggioli? Now you can! GPB has a new radio show called GPB's Best of Public Radio. It's a weekly half-hour...

September 3, 2013 - 6:35am
Takeaway host John Hockenberry
Best of Public Radio

Big Changes Coming to GPB Radio

The people have spoken! All summer long we auditioned programs to replace "Talk of the Nation" (even as we cried in our coffee over losing TOTN). We asked for your feedback and received hundreds...

August 30, 2013 - 9:20am