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.
The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.
State lawmakers are considering whether to seek an estimated $15 million in improved tax collections by changing how cigars are taxed. Some Georgia retailers hope it evens out the market.