Scott Trubey named economy editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Veteran journalist Scott Trubey has been named economy editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

This role will allow the former long-time business reporter at the AJC to lead the newspaper’s coverage of Georgia’s economy.

“There is not a more hard-working or meticulous reporter in Georgia than Scott,” said Managing Editor Leroy Chapman Jr. “His news judgment and doggedness will be an asset for the Economy team and our team of assignment editors.”

In 2008, he moved to Atlanta and joined Atlanta Business Chronicle, where he covered hospitality and aviation.

Two years later, Trubey joined The AJC and continued to chronicle the state’s banking industry. Georgia ultimately led the nation in bank failures in the fallout of the Great Recession.

As the AJC’s banking reporter, Trubey covered the bankruptcy of Sea Island; the impact of foreclosures on neighborhoods across metro Atlanta; and followed the bizarre tale of Aubrey Lee Price, an investment adviser and preacher, who bought a struggling small town Georgia bank.

Price, it was later learned, was running an investment fraud, which contributed to the failure of the bank and Price went on the lam after staging his death, only to be found by authorities in a routine traffic stop.

In 2017, Trubey joined a team reporting on the federal investigation into Atlanta City Hall. He was also part of the team with Senior Editor Dan Klepal and Channel 2 Action News reporters that uncovered efforts by former Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration to withhold records from the public. The AJC and Channel 2 sued the city and in a settlement the city established a new transparency officer position to ensure compliance with the state’s open records law.

Born in Athens, Ga., Trubey graduated from high school in Oconee County. In 2005, he graduated with a journalism degree from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Scott and his wife live in Dunwoody and have a daughter. Trubey can be reached at scott.trubey@ajc.com.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the leading journalism organization in the Southeast, focuses its reporting staff on local matters and closely monitors state and local governments, the local economy, entertainment and sports.

Its journalists seek to uncover the truth, protect the public’s right to know and hold community leaders accountable for serving the public. Reporters, editors and photographers aggressively document the region’s moments, milestones and people. Every day, whether in print or on its digital and social platforms, the AJC informs and empowers its readers who value credible, in-depth journalism.

The newspaper traces its roots to 1868, the founding date of The Atlanta Constitution. The Atlanta Journal debuted in 1883. The papers have been under common ownership since 1950 and fully merged in 2001. The newspaper is owned by Cox Enterprises, a family-owned company that has been in Atlanta since 1939. While the newspaper is owned by a private company, its news decisions are made by the journalists in the AJC’s newsroom.