Taylor Gantt

Radio Producer/ Back-Up Host

Taylor graduated from Georgia State University in 2015 with B.A in Journalism and a concentration in Telecommunications. He interned with On Second Thought during his Senior spring semester and immediately fell in love with the team and the GPB working environment (but mostly the t-shirts).

Taylor also worked as a freelance sports reporter for the Forsyth County News and a sports contributor for the growing southern magazine "The Kitchen Drawer." When he's not listening to Rush or groaning at the local teams, he can be found petting his cat "Mr. Jorge" or watching Netflix.

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Gwinnett County is fast becoming one of the most diverse areas in all of Georgia, and even throughout the southeast.

 

The county has been experiencing a cultural shift over the years.  

 

In fact, white residents no longer make up the majority of the county’s registered voters, and last year’s elections are proof of that.

 

In Norcross, councilman Craig Newton became Gwinnett’s first-ever black mayor.

 

 

The Alabama Crimson Tide rallied from a 13 point deficit to come back and defeat the UGA Bulldogs 26-23 in overtime, earning coach Nick Saban his sixth national championship

Georgia led Alabama 13-0 entering the second half when Saban replaced starting quarterback Jalen Hurt with freshman passer Tua Tagovailoa.

 

Tagovailoa turned the game around for the Crimson Tide, throwing for three touchdowns, including the game winning pass in overtime.

 

In today's headlines

-Storm forces Delta to cancel nearly 1,000 flights

-Falcons prep for NFL playoff this weekend

-Atlanta readies for the college football championship on Monday

In today's news:

-Coastal Georgia deals with fallout from Winter Storm Grayson

-Hate Law bill is pre-filed in Georgia legislature

-Comcast and Coke plan early year lay-offs

A state representative from metro Atlanta is spearheading a bill that would create hate crime legislation in Georgia.

Meagan Hanson, a Republican from Brookhaven, announced the bill this morning at the state capitol.

“With this legislation, Georgia will join the vast majority of states in this country prosecuting crimes motivated by hate with the intent to threaten groups of our citizens with the gravity and attention they deserve,” Hanson said during a press conferenc

In today's news:

  • Keisha Lance Bottom's becomes Atlanta's next mayor
  • Governor Nathan Deal declares a state of emergency for coastal Georgia
  • Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis is laid to rest

Reinhardt: Greg Spell

In just two weeks, the University of Georgia will face Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl for a chance to play in the NCAA National Championship.

But another Georgia school, just north of Atlanta, will play for a national title tomorrow: the Eagles of Reinhardt University.

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What started off as an extra credit biology assignment for Morehouse student Julien Turner has now become a world of opportunity.

 

Last month, the college sophomore filmed a music video of a song he wrote inspired by Lil Uzi Vert’s hit single “XO Tour Llif3.”

 

Turner’s remix is called “XY Cell Llif3.” It breaks down the differences between mitosis and meiosis:

In today's news:

  • Atlanta's mayoral election results will be finalized today
  • Georgia recovers from the past weekend's unexpected snowstorm
  • Actress Jane Fonda raised $1 million dollars for charity on her 80th birthday

@KeishaBottoms

Election officials in DeKalb and Fulton counties have scheduled meetings on Monday to certify their vote tallies from last week’s runoff election.

In the mayor’s race, Keisha Lance Bottom’s bested Mary Norwood by 759 votes.

After the results are certified, Norwood says she will formally request a recount.

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