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Betsy Riley

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Betsy has worked with Atlanta magazine in various capacities for more than twenty years, becoming Editor in Chief in 2017. During her tenure, the magazine has won a “Best Overall Excellence” Eddie Award from Folio Magazine and was nominated for a “General Excellence, Special Interest” Ellie Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Her longform narrative reporting, originally published in Atlanta, has been featured on Longreads.com. Betsy has served on the board of the Atlanta Press Club and was formerly a regular contributor to local NPR affiliate WABE. In 2015, she launched a quarterly shelter magazine, Atlanta Magazine’s HOME. Previously, she was a freelance writer, contributing to such magazines as O (Oprah’s magazine), Ladies Home Journal, Town & Country, Parenting, and Southern Living. For many years, she edited the Southern edition of the Old Farmers’ Almanac. She began her career as a medical journalist, serving on the Board of Directors of a division of Medical Economics. An honors graduate of Wake Forest University, she and her husband, Mark, have two grown sons and one granddaughter.

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