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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Broadcast journalist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida Panhandle
Favorite Quote:
It Doesn't Matter Who Gets the Credit as Long as You Get the Job Done.

Birthplace

Born:
10/10/1964
Birth Location:
Marietta, Georgia

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Broadcast journalist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida Panhandle
Favorite Quote:
It Doesn't Matter Who Gets the Credit as Long as You Get the Job Done.

Birthplace

Born:
10/10/1964
Birth Location:
Marietta
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Biography

Journalist Condace Pressley was born in 1964 in Marietta, Georgia. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1982, where she was a columnist for her high school paper and co-editor of the school’s year book. She then went on to attend the University of Georgia and served as the news director of the college’s radio station before graduating magna cum laude with her B.A. degree in journalism in 1986.

Pressley was first hired at Cox as a reporter/anchor in 1986. She worked her way up, and in 1999, became the assistant program director and worked on radio stations AM750 and NOW95.5FM News/Talk WSB. In 1992, she was promoted to Cox’s general manager; and in 2012, became the general manager for WSB-AM. Pressley hosts her own show, Perspectives , where she interviews celebrities, authors, news makers and community leaders. She also contributes news reports to Atlanta's Morning News with Scott Slade and the Sean Hannity Show .

Pressley has been recognized numerous times for the quality of her journalism. In 1990 and 1991, she was named Radio News Woman of the Year Atlanta by the American Women in Radio and Television; and in 1990, she was also named Radio News Woman of the Year Atlanta by the American Women in Radio and Television. Pressley was elected president of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists in 1993. In 2001, she was elected president of the National Association of Black Journalists, and became director of the Radio Television News Directors Association. Pressley was honored at the 2010, YWCA Tribute to Women Leaders, and named a Pioneer Journalist by the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists in 2012. Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin named July 11, 2012, Condace Pressley Day.

Pressley has been published in the Nieman Reports , the Federal Communications Law Journal , and The Atlanta Daily Journal , and has served as a featured as a guest on CNN and C-SPAN .

Condace Pressley was interviewed by The History Makers on February 19, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Condace Pressley's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Condace Pressley lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Condace Pressley describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Condace Pressley describes her mother's upbringing, education, and nursing career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Condace Pressley describes her mother's career as a nurse at Kennestone Hospital and at the Lockheed Corporation in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Condace Pressley recounts her mother's experiences during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Condace Pressley describes her father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Condace Pressley describes her father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Condace Pressley talks about her father's career as a shopkeeper for the Lockheed Corporation and the Ford Motor Company in Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Condace Pressley recounts how her parents met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Condace Pressley describes her parents and her brother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Condace Pressley talks about her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Condace Pressley describes her childhood homes in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Condace Pressley recalls the sights, sounds, and smells of growing up in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Condace Pressley recalls her childhood neighborhood in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Condace Pressley talks about her grade school years at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Condace Pressley talks about the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, and her mother's mentor
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Condace Pressley describes her transition to Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Condace Pressley talks about her experience at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Condace Pressley describes changes in Georgia during the 1970s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Condace Pressley describes working on the yearbook staff at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Condace Pressley describes working on the yearbook staff at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Condace Pressley recounts her decision to attend the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Condace Pressley talks about her parents' divorce
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Condace Pressley describes her teachers and her first radio journalism jobs while at the University of Georgia in Athens
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Condace Pressley talks about athletes at the University of Georgia and Marietta High School, like Herschel Walker, Dominique Wilkins, and Dale Ellis
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Condace Pressley describes HistoryMakers Monica Kaufman and Jocelyn Dorsey
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Condace Pressley talks about her A.B.J. degree and her extracurricular involvement at the University of Georgia in Athens
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Condace Pressley talks about extracurricular activities at the University of Georgia in Athens
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Condace Pressley describes interning and working at the Georgia Radio News Service
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Condace Pressley recounts how she was hired at WSB Radio in Atlanta, Georgia while working at the Georgia Radio News Service
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Condace Pressley describes working at WSB Radio in Atlanta, Georgia with Skinny Bobby Harper
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Condace Pressley describes covering politics on WSB Radio in Atlanta and meeting four U.S. presidents
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Condace Pressley recalls working with Atlanta, Georgia mayor Maynard Jackson while president of the National Association of Black Journalists
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Condace Pressley recalls interesting local stories she covered at WSB Radio in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Condace Pressley describes becoming president of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and hosting the first UNITY conference in 1994
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Condace Pressley talks about covering politics during the 1994 election of Atlanta, Georgia mayor Bill Campbell
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Condace Pressley describes interviewing civil rights leaders including Coretta Scott King and HistoryMakers John Lewis and Andrew Young
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Condace Pressley recalls the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Condace Pressley talks about professional boxer Evander Holyfield
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Condace Pressley explains her journalistic philosophy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Condace Pressley talks about her radio program, 'Perspectives,' on WSB in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Condace Pressley recalls the 1994 and 2000 Super Bowl games in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Condace Pressley reflects on the major events in Atlanta, Georgia since the 1990s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Condace Pressley remembers the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Condace Pressley remembers the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Condace Pressley recounts her term as president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) from 2001 to 2003.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Condace Pressley reflects upon African American representation among news directors
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Condace Pressley talks about challenges facing African American news directors
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Condace Pressley explains how broadcast news programming has changed since the 1960s
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Condace Pressley reflects upon how the cable news networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC have affected the American news market
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Condace Pressley reflects upon how African American political views are represented in cable and broadcast news
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Condace Pressley explains why conservative voices dominate the talk radio format
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Condace Pressley talks about news and en Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Condace Pressley talks about her civic involvement and about HistoryMaker Xernona Clayton
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Condace Pressley reflects upon her future plans and what she would do differently
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Condace Pressley describes attending the 2009 and 2013 presidential inaugurations of HistoryMaker Barack Obama
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Condace Pressley talks about Antoinette Tuff, who convinced a gunman to surrender at McNair Discovery Learning Academy in DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Condace Pressley talks about her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Condace Pressley describes her family
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Condace Pressley reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Condace Pressley describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Condace Pressley narrates her photographs