That’s the career path I’ve followed since, with stops at the North Springs High School Oracle, as editor-in-chief of The Red & Black in Athens, internships in Washington, and stints at The Daily Report and The Associated Press that led me to my hometown paper.
When I got to the AJC in 2012, I felt like I had arrived home, surrounded by the reporters, editors and photographers whose work I had admired all my life. Since then, I’ve had a front-row seat to the biggest stories in the state, capturing the dynamic that’s turned Georgia into a premier political battleground.
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But the 2020 election cycle that put Georgia at the center of the glaring political spotlight has only reinforced our mission to provide honest reporting on the campaign trail, at the Capitol and beyond.
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