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Welcome to the new and improved SaportaReport


After five months online, SaportaReport is delighted to let you know of some improvements to our site.

Most significantly is the addition of Lyle Harris, a longtime colleague of mine at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Lyle was a reporter and later an editorial writer focusing on the environment, housing, land-use and transportation issues.

Now he will be contributing his expertise to a weekly SaportaReport column as well as write stories of what’s going on in town.

Lyle also will be integrally involved in helping line up our Guest Columnists each week as well as the editing of their copy.

I’m delighted to welcome Lyle as a partner on SaportaReport, and I know you will all enjoy reading what Lyle has to say.

A couple of other enhancements. We have added a place on the home page for my Atlanta Business Chronicle stories. And we have added links to our most recent comments. And we will have a blog roll of our favorite websites in town.

Thank you so much for reading SaportaReport. We hope to continue to offer you news, information and analysis of what is going on in our region and state, and how we can help be a constructive force in town.

Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.



  1. James R. Oxendine July 20, 2009 9:16 am

    Congratulations on surviving and thriving in today’s volatile media market, I trust that both you and Lyle will continue to focus unflinchingly on Atlanta’s critical issues and leaders.Report

  2. Wolf33 October 22, 2009 2:10 pm

    Conservatives have both an ideological opposition to government run services and price ceilings so they will oppose both as well. ,Report


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