Justin Felder joined the FOX 5 Sports team in June 2015. Since his arrival in “The Bunker,” Justin has covered the Falcons playing in the Super Bowl, Georgia football in the Rose Bowl, the Braves returning to the playoffs and Atlanta United’s MLS Cup run, among other events big and small.
Justin won two Southeast Regional Emmys in 2017, one for best sports reporter and the other for his work on FOX 5's high school football show, High 5 Sports.
Before joining FOX 5, Justin worked at FOX 11 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he covered a Super Bowl, two Final Fours and a wide range of other sports from curling to ice fishing. He won awards for sports reporting from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. Prior to working in Green Bay, Justin was part of the team that launched WMBF News, the NBC affiliate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Justin is originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida (he promises to get along with all Georgia fans). In his free time, Justin enjoys traveling, playing guitar, cooking, and working out.
Braves star first baseman Freddie Freeman is among four players to test positive for COVID-19. The others are pitchers Will Smith and Touki Touissant and infielder Pete Kozma.
Tennis player Frances Tiafoe tested positive for COVID-19 after playing in the DraftKings All-American Team Cup on Friday in Peachtree Corners.
The Atlanta Braves kicked off summer camp on Friday -- a restart of their truncated spring training. Major League Baseball and the team implemented plenty of safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and hopefully keep the league on track to start their season in three weeks.
Three Georgia Tech student athletes and three staff members in the athletic department tested positive for COVID-19, according to a school spokesman. The sports the athletes play are not being released, nor are the specific jobs held be the staff members.
About 100 of the nation's top high school quarterbacks made their way to Carrollton High School's indoor practice football facility this week. They were there to impress college coaches; but there wasn't a college coach in sight.
After Monday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, some of Bubba Wallace's newest fans were in the spotlight. A group of activists, mostly from Atlanta, were at the race. Right after it ended, Wallace went over to them during his live interview during FOX's broadcast. Wallace seemed happy to see the group, many wearing "Black Lives Matter" shirts, who yelled to him it was their first NASCAR race.
The two Atlanta United players who tested positive for COVID-19 are doing well and both asymptomatic, according to team president Darren Eales. Meeting with the media on Monday, Eales did not go into many specifics -- including the names of the players who tested positive -- but said the situation shows precautions are working, because without regular testing, the two players might have never known they caught the virus.
Restaurants across the Southeast are working together to raise money to promote social justice. According to organizers, over 200 restaurants in 16 cities are participating in the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice Initiative, raising money on Sunday for the organization Color of Change.
Thousands of people from hundreds of different area churches marched from Centennial Olympic Park to the Georgia State Capitol on Friday. It was called the "March on Atlanta," organized by the OneRace Movement.
When coronavirus shut down just about every sports league, athletes were left working on their own. One young athlete from our area has been doing just that, and gaining thousands of new fans at the same time.