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Former 11Alive reporter Donna Lowry lands new job quickly

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Thursday, June 23, 2016

Donna Lowry, long-time 11Alive education reporter, has landed on her feet quickly after taking a buyout in April: she will become the new director of communications for Cobb County schools.

She spent 29 years at WXIA-TV with education as her specialty the entire time. By the time 2016 rolled around, she was the only broadcast reporter who focused on that topic.

She decided to take the buyout, along with 14 other 11 Alive employees including Keith Whitney and Kevin Rowson.

Lowry has produced Emmy Award-winning Class Act segments honoring metro Atlanta teachers, as well as Class Notes, which offered a daily glimpse into classrooms.

On vacation, she texted me saying she excited about her new gig, which starts July 20.

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