Leroy Chapman Jr. Will Be the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s First Black Editor-in-Chief

From an AP story by Russ Bynum headlined “!st Black editor named to lead Atlanta Journal Constitution”:

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named Leroy Chapman Jr. as its new editor-in-chief, making him the first Black editor to lead the newspaper in its 155-year history.

Chapman, 52, has worked in journalism for nearly three decades and has spent the past 12 years at the Journal-Constitution, serving as its managing editor since 2021. Publisher Andrew Morse said he’s proud that the newspaper found the best person for the job within its own ranks.