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Cast Bios - On The Story

Bill Nigut

Bill Nigut’s career as a journalist spans more than 30 years. He spent 20 years as the national and state political reporter for WSB-TV, Atlanta, where he covered the White House and Capitol Hill, five presidential campaigns, and 19 sessions of the Georgia General Assembly. In 2003, Nigut left the news business to become the start-up CEO of the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition, a unique public-private partnership dedicated to making arts and culture an integral part of the metro area’s long-range economic plan. Nigut also served as the Southeast Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, one of the nation’s premiere civil and human rights organizations before returning to broadcasting in his role as Senior executive Producer at GPB.

Bobbie Battista

Bobbie Battista is an award-winning, internationally known broadcast journalist now hosting GPB’s nightly news program, “On the Story”. Bobbie is known for her work on CNN, HLN and CNN International. She also anchored CNN’s first interactive talk show, TalkBack Live. She has reported on a range of historical events from the fall of the Soviet Union to the Gulf War to the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. She has also covered presidential politics as well as numerous national campaigns and elections. Among her many distinctions is a George Foster Peabody award for a documentary on juvenile crime.

Bobbie worked previously as an anchor for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC and has spent time working in public relations and political consulting since leaving CNN. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

She grew up in New Jersey and attended Northwestern University, but has called Atlanta home for years. She is married to John Brimelow and they have one daughter, who attends the United States Air Force Academy.