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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 8:00pm

Emily Kopp Named 2006 Journalist of the Year

Georgia Public Broadcasting is proud to announce that GPB Radio reporter Emily Kopp has been named 2006 Journalist of the Year in the category of Radio Reporting by the Atlanta Press Club.

Kopp received the award during the Atlanta Press Club's Annual
Gala, held last week.
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather served as keynote speaker with
approximately 375 people in attendance. This year's entries for
Journalist of the Year awards were judged by board and committee
members of the Atlanta Press Club. The organization boasts over 800
members, including journalists from the print, broadcast and online
communities, and it is one of the largest and most dynamic press clubs
in the country.

In her role as a general assignment reporter for GPB Radio, the
16-station statewide public radio network of Georgia Public
Broadcasting, Kopp specializes in Georgia politics and covers the
General Assembly. Among the issues she covered in the past year are the
strengthening of Republican power in Georgia, immigration, Bible
classes in schools and the now notoriously bitter election for a seat
on the state supreme court.

In addition to her work for GPB Radio's newscasts, Kopp also regularly contributes to public radio programs including NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered,
as well as American Public Media's Marketplace.

For the latest news from GPB Radio, tune in to one of its 16
stations across the state or visit the Georgia Public Broadcasting web
site at and click on the
"Georgia News" icon. You'll find morning and afternoon news headlines,
as well as stories from GPB Radio reporters. You can also listen to a
daily GPB Radio news podcast.

Georgia Public Broadcasting is Television, Radio and Education:
your PBS station serving all of Georgia; your source for great music
and NPR news; and Georgia's source for top-quality multiple media
educational products and services.

Listen to Georgia Public Broadcasting on these 16
stations: Albany - 91.7 FM, Athens - 91.7 FM, Augusta - 90.7 FM,
Brunswick - 88.9 FM, Carrollton - 90.7 FM, Columbus - 88.1 FM,
Dahlonega - 89.5 FM, Demorest - 88.3 FM, Fort Gaines - 90.9 FM, Macon -
89.7 FM, Savannah - 91.1 FM, Rome - 97.7 FM, St. Marys - 1190 AM,
Tifton - 91.1 FM, Valdosta - 91.7 FM, Waycross - 90.1 FM.