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NYDEO: A Look Back: Law Enforcement, The Media and The Suspect 02/28/20

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A Look Back: Law Enforcement, The Media and The Suspect

How Atlanta and the world dealt with the bombing of the Centennial Olympic Games and hero-then-suspect Richard Jewell.

Moderator:
• Sally Sears, WGCL/CBS46, Atlanta

Panelists:
• Kevin Riley, Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta
• Ann Woolner, Bloomberg News (retired), Savannah
• Kent Alexander, co-author, The Suspect, Atlanta
• Ron Martz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (retired), Atlanta

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Sally Sears, WGCL/CBS46, Atlanta — biography

Post by Nydia Tisdale » March 9th, 2020, 1:02 pm

SALLY SEARS is an award-winning broadcast news reporter whose assignments have included every Atlanta bombing involving Eric Robert Rudolph. Her coverage of North Georgia's growth problems of traffic, land use and water led to work with conservation associations. She is the Founding Director of the South Fork Conservancy, a public-private partnership restoring Peachtree Creek tributaries. The Trust for Public Land named her its 2015 TrailBlazer for her leadership of the vision of the South Fork. Sally is a native of Montevallo, Alabama, and a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University.

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Kevin Riley, Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta — biography

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KEVIN RILEY is the editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, responsible for all news content for the AJC’s print and digital products, and has been since 2011. Previously he was the editor-in-chief of the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News. A native of Ohio, Riley started his career on the Daily News copy desk, served as both sports and features editor and then ran its online business. Riley was named one of the industry’s “20 under 40” up-and-comers in 2001 by the Newspaper Association of America.

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Ann Woolner, Bloomberg News (retired), Savannah — biography

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ANN WOOLNER, a full-time journalist for 40 years in Atlanta and Washington, has covered law, government and politics for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, American Lawyer Media and Bloomberg News, where she wrote a law-related opinion column for 11 years. Her magazine work has appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, The American Lawyer, Atlanta magazine and Brill’s Content.

Ann has written opinion for USA Today and the Savannah Morning News, where she was the first woman on the paper’s editorial board. An author, she wrote Washed in Gold: The Biggest Money Laundering Investigation in U.S. History, published by Simon & Schuster.

A 1996 Nieman fellow at Harvard University, Ann holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and spent most of her adult life in Atlanta. Now semi-retired, she lives in Savannah and visits Atlanta often.

Regarding Richard Jewell, Ann had just begun writing a weekly column for the American Lawyer newspaper in Atlanta, the Daily Report, in 1996 when the Olympic bomb exploded. While Jewell’s name was being broadcast around the world — his guilt seemingly presumed — Ann wrote a column asking what would happen if he turned out to be innocent. Later, as a writer for Brill’s Content, she examined the story closely, especially the Journal-Constitution’s role.

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Kent Alexander, co-author, The Suspect, Atlanta — biography

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KENT ALEXANDER is an attorney and author of The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, The Man Caught in the Middle (Abrams 2019).

He has served as General Counsel of Emory University, General Counsel of CARE, and a partner with the King & Spalding law firm. He was the US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia at the time of the 1996 Olympics. He spent hundreds of hours in meetings with the FBI about the bombing, and ultimately, he wrote and hand-delivered Jewell’s clearance letter.

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Ron Martz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (retired), Atlanta — biography

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RON MARTZ is a journalist with more than 50 years’ experience as a writer and editor. During the 26 years he worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he reported from more than 35 countries primarily on military affairs and national and international security issues.

After retiring from the newspaper in 2007, he returned to school and obtained his Master’s degree in military history from the University of North Georgia. While at the school, he taught journalism, world civilization, and military history.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he is the author of six "as told to" books and is at work on two more. He and his wife, Mary, a technical writer, have five children, three grandchildren, and live in Forsyth County with Mary’s mother, their youngest son, and four dogs.

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