Nelson Hicks

Nelson Hicks is the Nelson in Nelson's News on wsbtv.com.

Nelson's News covers the odd, entertaining and unique events happening in and around Atlanta.

Nelson came to WSB-TV in 1999 as a weekend news editor. Three months later, he moved to the sports department where he was named the weekend sports producer and eventually, the weekday sports producer.

In 2007, Nelson became the station's first Internet reporter/photographer. He currently covers stories across Georgia that appear exclusively on wsbtv.com and AccessAtlanta.com.

Nelson has covered numerous concerts, sporting events, feature stories and a wide variety of entertainment stories. He has visited Ann's Snack Bar for a ghetto burger, gone hang gliding in Lookout Mountain, attended Dukesfest, driven a microcar in Madison, toured the Elvis Museum in Cornelia, flew in a Blackhawk with the Atlanta Falcons and interviewed Ludacris, Nikki Taylor, John Travolta, Peyton Manning, the Junkman Artist and a 106-year-old bowler, to name a few.

Nelson worked for WGXA-TV in Macon and for a cable TV news operation in the Atlanta area prior to joining WSB-TV.

Latest from Nelson Hicks

Fright Fest: Walk through haunted house, terror trail at Six Flags Over Georgia

Halloween is almost here and there's no shortage of events around the Atlanta area to celebrate. Two hundred monsters, creatures, zombies and asylum escapees await your presence at Fright Fest. Six Flags Over Georgia hosts the annual event. This year marks the largest one in the company's history. "This year, ...

See sea otters brush teeth, get eye exam at the Georgia Aquarium

Ever seen a sea otter have its teeth brushed? How about get an eye exam? Both are regular occurrences for the five Southern sea otters that call the Georgia Aquarium home. "They're a wonderful species," animal trainer Bryan Martin told wsbtv.com's Nelson Hicks. "And they're here as ambassadors for all ...

Garth Brooks sings "Man Against Machine." Legendary country singer-songwriter-guitarist Garth Brooks played the first of seven sold out shows Friday evening at Philips Arena. 
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Hear from Garth Brooks as he returns to Atlanta for 2 more shows

Garth Brooks returns to Atlanta and Philips Arena this weekend, a place he's bound to be familiar with by now. Brooks played five shows at the arena last weekend, two shows each on Friday and Saturday nights and one more show on Sunday. This weekend, he's taking it easy, playing ...

Fans battle Freeman, Kimbrel, Smoltz in fantasy football

Imagine going head to head with the likes of Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel and Chris Johnson. On the baseball field, you've got no chance, but you do when it comes to fantasy football. "I've played for the last couple years," Freeman told wsbtv.com's Nelson Hicks. "I'm not very good, but ...

Newnan man builds Batmobile, KITT, Mystery Machine

If you've driven south of Atlanta lately, maybe you've spotted the Mystery Machine cruising the streets, the Batmobile motoring around town or the General Lee laying some rubber. All three are part of Jerry Patrick's car collection of famous TV and movie vehicles. Photos: Car collection includes famous TV, movie ...

See 28 massive living sculptures at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Combine 18,000 plants, an amazing Mona Lisa-like sculpture, drop in a serene backdrop and that's what visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will experience while checking out one of the feature pieces in the attraction's latest offering, Imaginary Worlds. Imaginary Worlds features 28 living plant sculptures including sculptures of the ...

Tour one of Atlanta's most famous homes, site of Decorators' Show House & Gardens

It's one of Atlanta's most famous houses and now, people can admire it from more than just their car window while driving on West Paces Ferry. Palazzo Rosa -- or the Pink Palace, as it used to be called -- is the site of the 44th annual Atlanta Symphony Associates ...

See amazing sports photography for free in Piedmont Park

When Red Bull hosts a photography show, one thing is for certain: this ain't your mama's photography show. The Red Bull Illume located inside Piedmont Park at the Charles Allen Gates kicked off Thursday with a couple skydivers invading the park. From there, attendees were hit with some of the ...

Odd combo: Cow, emu, goat, sheep all live together at Noah's Ark Sanctuary

Where can you find a lion, tiger and bear all living together? At Noah's Ark Sanctuary south of Atlanta, that's where. In 2013, wsbtv.com's Nelson Hicks visited the facility, and the story, video and photos ranked as some of the most popular content on wsbtv.com for the year. So, Hicks ...

'Shark Tank' square off finals: Funny Gloves vs. EdUWear vs. ZooKazam vs. Slush Naturals

Which invention recently featured at a casting call for "Shark Tank" at the Fox Theatre ranks as the best?  Over the last month, wsbtv.com featured a dozen pitches that entrepreneurs made at that casting call. Each week, you voted for which one was the best idea.  Now, it's time to ...

 
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