Maggie Lee

ML headshotFreelance Journalist

Maggie Lee is a freelance print reporter specializing in state and metro Atlanta government and politics.

Her bylines appear most frequently in the Macon Telegraph and Creative Loafing.

The Gwinnett County native graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in International Affairs. After a master’s from the National University of Singapore, she came back home, worked for a time as a textbook fact-checker, then switched to reporting.

Perhaps the most surprising story she’s covered is the medical cannabis debate in Georgia, because she didn’t expect this issue would “have legs,” as they say.

Besides print reporting, she’s also interested in using data visualizations to tell number-heavy stories.  Her website is