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George Franco

George Franco is a reporter for FOX 5 News. Before arriving in Atlanta in 2005, George reported for KOVR in Sacramento, California.

George began his broadcasting career in Yakima, Washington. He then anchored the weekend news at KBAK in Bakersfield and the Orange County News Channel in Southern California. George also reported in San Jose, California, San Antonio, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Nominated for three Emmys, George has won various awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association, including best reporting and best feature.

A graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, George has traveled extensively throughout the Western United States, Canada, Alaska and Central America.

Always hungry to report the big story, George has covered the Heaven's Gate cult suicides in San Diego, the destruction of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, the crash of Alaska Airlines flight 261 off the California coast and the historic recall election, which led to actor Arnold Schwarzenegger becoming Governor of the Golden State.

"I love reporting because I get to see the world from a living historian's point of view. What a great job it is to see history unfolding," says George.

George is fluent in Spanish, but he can't remember if he learned English or Spanish first!

In his free time George loves to fish and fly hang gliders. He is thrilled the Peach State has some world-class trout waters and a world-renowned flying site at Look Out Mountain.

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  • Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:39:55 GMT
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
  • Car salesman threatened at gunpoint

    Car salesman threatened at gunpoint

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:24:43 GMT
    They say the customer is always right. One Dalton car salesman might tell you otherwise.
    They say the customer is always right. One Dalton car salesman might tell you otherwise.
  • Fallen Atlanta fireman gets hero's welcome

    Fallen Atlanta fireman gets hero's welcome

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:45:34 GMT
    The widow of a fallen Atlanta firefighter credits her three young daughters with helping her handle her husband's tragic death.
    The widow of a fallen Atlanta firefighter credits her three young daughters with helping her handle her husband's tragic death.
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