Local News: What's Really Going On
Mar 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Kevin Riley, Ed., The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Local News: What's Really Going On

Kevin Riley is the Editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a position he was named to in January 2011.


Kevin is a long-time employee of Cox Enterprises, which owns the Journal-Constitution. He started his career in 1983 at the Dayton Daily News in Ohio while a student at the University of Dayton. He also writes a column in Sunday editions of the Journal-Constitution.


During his time in Atlanta, he has led a rejuvenation of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution with an emphasis on investigative and watchdog journalism. The newspaper was named a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting in 2017. The AJC won the Scripps Howard Foundation Award for Investigative Reporting in 2017, the 2012 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism, and was a finalist for the 2013 and 2017 Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize, awarded by Harvard University. It also won the 2017 Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award.


Kevin has emphasized the AJC’s “digital audience-first” approach to coverage, including hyper-local content focused on communities, and he has maintained the largest reporting staff covering Georgia’s governor, legislature and state government. He was named one of “Atlanta’s 55 Most Powerful” people by Atlanta Magazine.


He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and is married to Tracy, his wife of 31 years. They have three children.


INVOCATION: Heidy Brusitus