Mark Waligore

As Managing Editor, Mark oversees the editors responsible for each section of the daily and Sunday printed newspapers, including the front page.

Latest from Mark Waligore

Travel: Journey to new experiences, from Georgia to Africa’s east coast
 Our journeys not only provide us with new experiences, but they create memories and Facebook posts that last a lifetime.  It’s no wonder, then, studies confirm that traveling makes us so happy. In fact, the joy of planning a getaway can be just as fun as the trip itself. So where will you go this year? Where will you create your...

4:15 AM Sunday, May. 14, 2017

Our journeys not only provide us with new experiences, but they create memories and Facebook posts that last a lifetime.  It’s no wonder, then, studies confirm that traveling makes us so happy. In fact, the joy of planning a getaway can be just as fun as the trip itself. So where will you go this year? Where will you create your...
Editors’ Column: Helping you plan your next adventure
 Remember your last great vacation? Perhaps it was a trip to the Georgia coast. Or a weekend getaway to the mountains. Or maybe something far more adventurous, such as a trip abroad. You may have visited new states, new countries or even new continents. Wherever your journeys have taken you, you certainly made new memories. And therein lies...

11:00 AM Friday, Apr. 28, 2017

Remember your last great vacation? Perhaps it was a trip to the Georgia coast. Or a weekend getaway to the mountains. Or maybe something far more adventurous, such as a trip abroad. You may have visited new states, new countries or even new continents. Wherever your journeys have taken you, you certainly made new memories. And therein lies...
Opinion: A season opener that stands apart

7:00 PM Friday, Apr. 07, 2017

“Love is the most important thing in life. But baseball is pretty good, too.” Yogi Berra I’ve had a love affair with baseball for as long as I can remember. Make no mistake about it, I was never going to make it to the big leagues. In fact, I felt lucky just to have survived a somewhat unremarkable (and injury-plagued) Little...
We were all in for Super Bowl too

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

This time last Sunday, we were filled with so much hope and optimism. This, we hoped, would be Atlanta’s shining moment. A Super Bowl victory. A parade down Peachtree. A time for Georgians and Falcons fans across the nation to Rise Up. And, for most of Sunday evening, everything went our way. “This was the game that, with 17 minutes...
Journalists not immune to Super Bowl fever

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Our headline that morning seemed to say it all. SUPER STOMP! Indeed it was. With their impressive 44-21 win over the Green Bay Packers, the Falcons advanced to only their second Super Bowl in franchise history, providing title-hungry fans with a Georgia Dome finale they’d never forget. “It was surreal. It was just fun. No agony...
Stories of heartbreak and heroism that have to be shared
 It was 7 on a Sunday morning, and the world was waking up to the heart-breaking news: Hours earlier, a gunman filled with hate had opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando. Jennifer Brett, a features reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saw the alert on her phone first thing that morning. Curtis Compton, one of the newsroom&rsquo...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 18, 2016

It was 7 on a Sunday morning, and the world was waking up to the heart-breaking news: Hours earlier, a gunman filled with hate had opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando. Jennifer Brett, a features reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saw the alert on her phone first thing that morning. Curtis Compton, one of the newsroom&rsquo...
Bringing paradise to your door

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016

Between us, my much-needed vacation couldn’t have come at a worse time. At home, we were in the middle of a never-ending renovation. In the newsroom, there were more work-related projects than I could possibly keep up with. Yet, a funny thing happened. The more Dad and I discussed our road trip from New Jersey to Detroit – from...
MUSLIMS CONDEMN TERROR TOO

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

On a crisp sunny morning in a Catholic Church near Underground Atlanta, Kemal Korucu, a Muslim, stood before a small crowd gathered in the basement and did his best to break the ice. “If we’re supposed to kill Christians, would I be here?” “Where’s my gun?” he asked, raising his hands. He then opened his...
Rolling toward a better MARTA

4:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

Let’s face it, MARTA gets no respect. There’s this, for instance, from the Huffington Post on the world’s most traffic-choked cities: “… it doesn’t get much worse than Atlanta (which is) hamstrung by the woefully inadequate MARTA system: a plus-shaped subway line whose much-needed expansion is perennially...
Falling in love one mile at a time

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 27, 2015

– From a 1999 master’s thesis by Georgia Tech student Ryan Gravel. So, I have three confessions. First, I haven’t had a chance to explore the Atlanta Beltline as much as I would like. The Beltline, of course, is officially defined as a system of rails, trails, and green space that will seamlessly connect 45 neighborhoods...
Capturing Atlanta’s baseball passion

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015

When you become a baseball fan, you also, naturally, become a fan of baseball quotes. They take you behind the score. Tell a story. They’re as addictive as stats. Only better. One of my favorites goes something like this: “Nowhere in life is defeat more meaningless than in baseball.” Yes, it’s a long season, filled...