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BBA's "The Second Cup" featuring Kevin Riley
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Category: Events

The Buckhead Business Association presents "The Second Cup" featuring
Kevin Riley

Topic: Covering Covid - The Inside Story at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kevin Riley / Editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  


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 and began his career in 1983 at the Dayton Daily News while a student at the University of Dayton. He also writes columns in the Journal-Constitution.


During his time in Atlanta, he has led a rejuvenation of the newspaper’s investigative journalism. The newspaper was named a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in 2017. The AJC’s coverage of Atlanta City Hall won the 2019 American Society of News Editors’ First Amendment Award and the University of Florida’s Freedom of Information Award. The newspaper won a 2020 National Headliner award for its investigation into senior-care homes.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has also been recognized with two Emmy awards for broadcast projects related to its investigative reporting during Kevin’s tenure.


Kevin is an award-winning podcaster, receiving the American Bar Association’s prestigious Silver Gavel Award in 2018. His podcast, which was part of the AJC’s popular “Breakdown” series, recounted his experience as a jury foreman in a Fulton County double-murder case.


Kevin has emphasized a digital approach to news coverage, including hyper-local content focused on communities, and AJC.com garners the largest audience of any local news site in metro Atlanta. He oversees the state’s largest reporting staff covering Georgia’s governor, legislature and state government.


Kevin was a judge for the 2019 and the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes. He testified before U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law in 2019 on the importance of local journalism, and the impact that social media and the large tech companies are having on it. He is also a regular guest on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Political Rewind.”


He is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club, the News Leaders Association, and he serves on the board of the Empty Stocking Fund. He was named one of “Atlanta’s 55 Most Powerful” people by Atlanta Magazine.


A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin is married to Tracy, his wife of 34 years. They have three children. 


This event is brought to you by Present Your Way to Success

BBA's "The Second Cup"  Series take place on Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. using the online platform Zoom, and features thought leaders and influencer from all over the country. "The Second Cup" Series will be one of BBAs way of staying connected with our members and helping you stay connected with each other.

BBA Members who Pre-Register by 6 pm on Wednesday will be allowed to introduce themselves and their business to the online audience(max 1 minute). Then we will hear from our featured guest.

After you register a confirmation email will be sent with event connecting details.

Because of sponsorships, "The Second Cup" series is being presented at no cost to members and guests.  If you are interested in the additional exposure being provided to sponsors, please reach out to BBA at [email protected] 

Members: FREE      
Non-Members: FREE
Pre-Registration is required 
to be allowed to speak.