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Monica R. Richardson

Senior Managing Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


United States

Monica R. Richardson is Senior Managing Editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, part of Cox Enterprises Inc. based in Atlanta, Ga. She has held various leadership roles at the AJC in the last 14 years and was promoted to the Senior Managing Editor role in 2018.

Before taking on her current role, she served as Digital Managing Editor for 6 years, shaping digital strategy in the newsroom. As Senior Managing Editor, she continues to lead newsroom digital strategy. Her oversight also includes teams that handle production for all The Atlanta Journal-Constitution digital platforms, multi-media and social media platforms as well as a large team of daily and breaking news reporters, digital audience specialists and senior editors.

Before joining the AJC, Richardson worked at newspapers in Kentucky, Florida and Virginia. She is a member of various journalism industry associations. She is committed to newsroom diversity and inclusion, mentoring young leaders, and is known for her work as a strategic thinker and collaborative leader in a high change, fast-pace environment.