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Mitch's Media Musings April 2023

Mitch's Media Musings

March 16 - April 15, 2023


Correction: Lorenzo "Lo" Jelks died this month. Jelks became the first Black television news reporter in Atlanta in 1967. The Atlanta Press Club inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2022.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Leroy Chapman has been named Editor in Chief, replacing Kevin Riley who will be retiring. Details.

  • Martha Dalton joins from WABE Radio. She'll be covering Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools. Martha's an incredible "get" for the AJC's education department! She's been covering education in metro Atlanta for almost 13 years.

Daily Report - The Daily Report has an opening for its business of law reporter position. Duties include coverage of lawyers and law firms, such as law firm/legal industry trends. It has excellent pay and benefits. Interested? For more information or to apply visit

WABE Radio - Martha Dalton moves to the AJC (see above)

WXIA TV / 11Alive

  • Kelsey Stanger promoted to Nightside Executive Producer.

  • Fred Kalil retires after more than 40 years in the TV biz. Fred's been an icon on the sports scene in Atlanta as long as I can remember and he's always been one of the nicest guys to work with. The AJC's Rodney Ho has a bit more background in this story.

News from the PR Dept

Sara Freeland is PRSA Georgia's Chapter Champion for March. Sara has worked in communications at the University of Georgia since 2007 and today oversees communications for 20+ units related to UGA instruction.


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