Hannah Goodin

Digital Producer

Hannah is a Digital Producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Prior to GPB, she worked for several major media companies including Cox Media Group, NBC Sports Group and the ESPN Family of Networks.

She holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from The Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. As part of the Meek School’s first graduating class, she also minored in business with an emphasis in public relations.

Hannah has almost 10 years of experience in broadcast journalism and is also a member of the GPB Sports and Lawmakers teams.


Coronavirus has emptied arenas, silenced stadiums and left fans worldwide looking at a life without sports. But for the world of e-sports, where the playing field is anywhere there's an internet connection, there is a silver lining.

Georgia has seen a 20 to 30% rise in e-sports, or competitive online gaming, since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Leo Buchieri, the director of gaming analytics and data reporting for Repable. That’s tens of thousands more people taking to the internet for entertainment.

Geoff Johnson

Local bars and restaurants are closed, music halls are shut down as Georgians are instructed to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak. Artists, with no live audiences, are taking to social media and online streaming platforms to bring fans in-home entertainment.

Buford head baseball coach Stuart Chester

Many of the teens on Buford High School's baseball team have been swinging a bat since they were toddlers, fielding ground balls since elementary school. Now it's senior year and the seniors are trying to catch the attention of scouts. 

Before the Coronavirus pandemic upended Buford’s baseball season, the Buford Wolves record was 10-2, they were one of the top teams in the state and poised to make another state championship run this year.

Bill Gates in 2016.
Seth Wenig / AP

Bill Gates gave a TED Talk in 2015 where he outlined some of the potential concerns for Americans and the rest of the world, warning it wouldn’t be a nuclear war that stopped life as we know it. Eerily, he cautioned the audience about crippling repercussions if — and when — a highly infectious virus spread, it might affect more than 10 million people.

Not missiles, he warned, but rather, microbes.

He claimed the U.S. was not ready for the next big epidemic and with what we're facing as the coronavirus spreads around the world, this is especially relevant.

Skylar Nicholson / GPB News

University seniors say they are concerned about their last few months of classes after the University System of Georgia mandated online instruction by all institutions until the end of the semester.


Some, like University of Georgia senior Megan Wahn, are upset at the sudden forced departure from campus.


The Georgia Department of Public Health

There are now 121 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia as of noon Monday. The Georgia Department of Public Health is also reporting one death in the state.

Most of the confirmed cases are centralized in the metro Atlanta area, including 27 cases in Fulton County, 22 cases in Cobb County and 10 cases in DeKalb County. The disease is also reaching rural parts of the state, including southwest Georgia, where officials at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany say there are eight confirmed cases.