Betsy Riley

Executive Editor, Atlanta Magazine

The longtime Executive Editor of Atlanta magazine, Betsy now spends most of her time as editor of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, a quarterly shelter magazine. For Atlanta she specializes in lifestyle topics such as home and garden, education, healthcare, real estate, travel, and shopping. She also writes occasional narrative features. On the broadcast front, she is a regular contributor to local NPR affiliate WABE’s “Weekend Preview” segments. Before joining Atlanta’s editorial staff a dozen years ago, Betsy was a freelance editor for the magazine for another ten years. During that time, she wrote many features and edited the magazine’s monthly “Atlanta Life” section. She has also written for other regional and national magazines, including O(Oprah’s magazine), Ladies Home Journal, Town & Country, Parenting, and Southern Living. With former Atlanta magazine art director Elaine Hightower, Betsy is the author of the award-winning Our Family Meeting Book (Free Spirit Press, 2002). She began her career as a medical journalist, eventually becoming publisher of national award-winning newsletters produced by a division of Medical Economics. A graduate of Wake Forest University, she and her husband Mark have lived in Atlanta since 1980. They have two grown sons.