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Chris Riker

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Chris Riker has more than 25 accomplished years in local and network broadcast journalism. Chris excels at shaping stories for clarity and brand focus.

Chris has produced news shows for WSB-TV, CNN International, and other stations. He has field produced hundreds of CNN packages on topics ranging from news of the day to news of the unexpected. He enjoys finding out why people do what they do and telling their story in a way that makes an audience both feel and think.


Water Worries: Georgia Wells Show Signs of Potential Trouble

Nearly two million Georgians in rural parts of the state get their water from private wells. Sometimes, that poses a serious risk. The Georgia Department of Public Health says that in its most...

June 24, 2014 - 10:27am

Georgia Navy Hopeful Revisits History To Unveil Mystery Of Fallen D-Day Veteran

June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion to liberate France from the Nazis during World War II. As a follow-up mission to D-Day, one young Georgia flyer risked everything to...

June 6, 2014 - 5:00am

On A Snellville Farm, Horses Are The Best Therapists For Kids With Special Needs

On a farm in Snellville, Georgia, children with special needs are getting an unconventional form of therapy. Parents of these children claim they see progress they have not seen anywhere else. They...

June 4, 2014 - 11:06am

The Georgia Shakespeare Company : Bringing The Bard’s Words To A New Atlanta Audience

The Georgia Shakespeare Company is taking to the stage for a new season. At a rehearsal at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center, the company prepared to open with As You Like It....

June 3, 2014 - 10:04am

Georgia Students Honored As Gates Scholars

This year, 89 Georgia high school students are recipients of The Gates Millenium Scholars Program, providing them with a full-ride education. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda...

May 27, 2014 - 2:20pm

Recent Blog Posts

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A Racing Grace

One of the first rules of being a television news producer is NEVER to turn the talent into a 300-foot smear on the back wall. So, I tried my best to ensure that OTS reporter Grace Olson would be...

June 23, 2014 - 10:55am
Some of Muriel Lindsay's friends
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The Dolphin Lady

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I set out to interview a Tybee Island astrologer who writes in earnest about speaking with time-traveling dolphins and their vital message for humanity. So,...

June 20, 2014 - 10:55am
Look who's talking with Bill & Bobbie on OTS!
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Sky-High Airfares

If you’re traveling this summer, GPB’s “On the Story” has some advice from consumer expert Clark Howard about how to beat the soaring cost of airfares. Clark explained that the key to saving money on...

June 12, 2014 - 9:19am
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Sometimes history can be witnessed in a transition no one quite grasps at the time. On Tuesday June 17, GPB’s “On the Story” plans to re-air a recent segment on Bitcoin, the virtual money that some...

June 12, 2014 - 6:51am
Lt. Ben Hodges of Reynolds, GA
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Living History

A remarkable young man from Conyers took on a project to learn more about a WWII flyer who gave his life fighting the Nazis. Ben Smart has excelled in school and in Junior ROTC. Now, he says he has...

June 5, 2014 - 6:48am