Ken Foskett

Ken Foskett has been an AJC reporter and editor since 1989 and is the Senior Editor/Investigations. Contact him at kfoskett@ajc.com.

Latest from Ken Foskett

VA’s $500 million technology project faced ‘catastrophic failure’
 A costly VA program to track medical equipment and prevent patient infections has been delayed a year because of troubled
            implementation, 
            the Austin American-Statesman reveals in a new investigation. The Statesman reported that the $543 million project to digitally track medical equipment faced “catastrophic...

3:19 PM Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

A costly VA program to track medical equipment and prevent patient infections has been delayed a year because of troubled implementation, the Austin American-Statesman reveals in a new investigation. The Statesman reported that the $543 million project to digitally track medical equipment faced “catastrophic...
AJC reporter wins regional television award
 Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigative reporter Brad Schrade won a regional Emmy award Saturday. The award for “outstanding investigative report,” given by the Southeast chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, was based on reporting Schrade and former Channel 2 Action News reporter Jodie Fleischer did...

12:57 AM Monday, Jun. 12, 2017

Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigative reporter Brad Schrade won a regional Emmy award Saturday. The award for “outstanding investigative report,” given by the Southeast chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, was based on reporting Schrade and former Channel 2 Action News reporter Jodie Fleischer did...
VA leaders botched plan to fix backlog for health benefits
Matt Eitutis, the Acting Director for Member Services with the Veterans Health Administration, says VA has adequately addressed the application backlog, but in internal emails he apologized to senior VA leaders for failures.

7:41 PM Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Matt Eitutis, the Acting Director for Member Services with the Veterans Health Administration, says VA has adequately addressed the application backlog, but in internal emails he apologized to senior VA leaders for failures.
Latest Atlanta bribery news tough to interpret, former prosecutor says
The FBI’s seizure of a computer from the office of Atlanta’s chief procurement officer, shortly after the officer was fired on Tuesday, doesn’t necessarily mean that Adam Smith is implicated in the government’s bribery investigation, says a former prosecutor.

5:28 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

The FBI’s seizure of a computer from the office of Atlanta’s chief procurement officer, shortly after the officer was fired on Tuesday, doesn’t necessarily mean that Adam Smith is implicated in the government’s bribery investigation, says a former prosecutor.
Second contractor pleads guilty in Atlanta City Hall bribery case
 Federal prosecutors snared a second conviction Thursday in their investigation into the Atlanta City Hall bribery conspiracy. Lithonia construction contractor Charles P. Richards Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and admitted to paying at least $185,000 in exchange for city contracts from 2010-15. Those contracts included...

8:25 PM Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Federal prosecutors snared a second conviction Thursday in their investigation into the Atlanta City Hall bribery conspiracy. Lithonia construction contractor Charles P. Richards Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and admitted to paying at least $185,000 in exchange for city contracts from 2010-15. Those contracts included...
Mayor Reed blasts story about his use of emergency signals for travel
 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed lashed out at a local television station for questioning his use of flashing lights and emergency signals to travel around metro Atlanta. In a story Tuesday, Channel 2 Action News videotaped the mayor’s security detail regularly using emergency signals to transport the mayor around town for routine appointments...

12:45 AM Wednesday, Nov. 02, 2016

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed lashed out at a local television station for questioning his use of flashing lights and emergency signals to travel around metro Atlanta. In a story Tuesday, Channel 2 Action News videotaped the mayor’s security detail regularly using emergency signals to transport the mayor around town for routine appointments...
New laws limit your right to know
 The right of Georgians to know about the workings of their government came under siege last month. In two instances, it was dealt serious blows. On April 11, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill that allows public college athletic associations to sit on requests for public records for 90 days, instead of the three days mandated by Georgia&rsquo...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016

The right of Georgians to know about the workings of their government came under siege last month. In two instances, it was dealt serious blows. On April 11, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill that allows public college athletic associations to sit on requests for public records for 90 days, instead of the three days mandated by Georgia&rsquo...
My afternoon with Justice Scalia
 News of Antonin Scalia’s sudden death transported me back to a memorable afternoon I spent with him in the quiet solitude of his chambers at the Supreme Court. I was reporting a biography of Justice Clarence Thomas, his conservative colleague, and had written to Scalia requesting an interview. To my surprise, he agreed, and our subsequent...

9:50 PM Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

News of Antonin Scalia’s sudden death transported me back to a memorable afternoon I spent with him in the quiet solitude of his chambers at the Supreme Court. I was reporting a biography of Justice Clarence Thomas, his conservative colleague, and had written to Scalia requesting an interview. To my surprise, he agreed, and our subsequent...
AJC journalism program wins top honors
 Ciara Bri’d Frisbie rattled off a half dozen assignments she was juggling when I bumped into the Georgia State senior in the Channel 2 Action News newsroom two weeks ago. A class in criminal procedure was really interesting, she said, after her summer interning at Channel 2 and digging into police shootings in Georgia. She was busy...

4:00 AM Saturday, Oct. 03, 2015

Ciara Bri’d Frisbie rattled off a half dozen assignments she was juggling when I bumped into the Georgia State senior in the Channel 2 Action News newsroom two weeks ago. A class in criminal procedure was really interesting, she said, after her summer interning at Channel 2 and digging into police shootings in Georgia. She was busy...