Drew Dawson

Station Manager/Host

Drew Dawson is the Station Manager/Host at GPB radio’s Augusta bureau. He is a veteran radio broadcaster, program manager and news professional. Prior to joining GPB, he was part of the multi-platform news operation at the iconic WGBH in Boston. 

Dawson has worked for Virtual News Center, Westwood One’s Metro Networks and several local stations across the country.

He is originally from Boston and is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication.

  •   New Senate President Pro Tewmpore
  • Norwood Files Lawsuit
  • Fulton County Transportation Plan

  • Norwood Files Election Suit
  • Toshiba Pays $3.2 Billion For Plant Vogtle
  • Pot Charges Dismissed Against UGA Player

  • Olens Out At KSU
  • Georgia Dome Implosion, Take 2
  • Atlanta Mayoral Race Recount

  • Atlanta Mayor Race Recount
  • Tax Incentives For Moving To Rural Georgia
  • Atlanta United Big Acquisition

  • Keisha Lance Bottoms Chooses Transition Team Leadership
  • New High Speed Internet Technology For Rural Areas
  • Etowah High School Would-Be Bombers Indicted

  •  Georgia Democrats React To Alabama Senate Race
  • Reed Gives Norwood An Ultimatum
  • Georgia Scores Poorly on Unemployment Insurance Evaluation

  • Mayor Reed Legal Action Against Mary Norwood
  • PeachCare Runs Out Of Money Next Month
  • Plant Vogtle Decision Due Next Week

  • Mayor Reed Legal Action Against Mary Norwood
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms Victory Margin Larger
  • Plant Vogtle Decision Coming Next Week

  • Atlanta Mayoral Results Certified
  • Lake Lanier Water Quality Study
  • High School Championships Rescheduled

  • Runoff Elections
  • Confederate Monument
  • Future of Plant Vogtle

  • Election Day In Georgia
  • APS Modifies Dress Code
  • Atlanta Annexes Emory
  • PSC Analysts Recommend Killing Plant Vogtle Project

  • The Latest on The Atlanta Mayor's Race
  • The "DAWGS" Vie For The National Championship 
  • State Sen Rick Jeffares Resigns

  • Atlanta Mayor's Race in Final Hours
  • UGA Heads to College Football Playoffs
  • Illegal Tire Dump in DeKalb State Park
  • Jeffares Resigns From State Senate

Jessica Gurell / GPB

Getting opioids can be very easy.  Getting rid of them can be very hard. There’s a lot at stake here.  Failure to do dispose of opioids can impacts lives, families, careers­–even the environment.

“These things shouldn’t be treated any differently than a loaded gun that’s sitting around the house,” said Dr. William Jacobs. 

He was a respected anesthesiologist with a successful practice and an idyllic family life but then he succumbed to temptation.