George Franco

George Franco

Reporter

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 Lookout Mountain.

The latest from George Franco

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Controversial transgender policy adopted in Pickens County

The Pickens County Board of Education made a controversial move regarding bathrooms to accommodate transgender students. It has left many in the community feeling angry and left out. Parents turned out at Thursday night's meeting but were unable to voice their opinions since the item was not on the agenda.

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Kennesaw family fearful after home shot multiple times

A Kennesaw family is holding their collective breath, afraid of what may come next after someone shot multiple rounds into their home. Now, they are going public with hopes someone who knows something will call the police and help bring some resolution and closure to the case.