By Tony Wilbert, The Wilbert Group
SAVANNAH (March 5, 2015) - Henry Unger, the longtime AJC staffer who covered Coke like no other and served as Sunday business editors and other positions, is leaving the paper. We hear he'll head to the beaches of Miami after retirement.
Henry, who joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1990 from Los Angeles, back when it was two papers, told senior management of his major decision on Wednesday.
Charlie Gay, who oversees business coverage at the paper praised Unger's commitment to journalism and the AJC.
"I think it’s a big loss for business journalism not only at the AJC, but in metro Atlanta and Georgia. Henry’s 25 years of expertise and countless relationships in the business community can’t be easily replaced. But I’m happy for him personally. We’ve worked together for well over a decade and it’s been a great ride," Gay said.
As far as what happens with the position and the 5 Questions for the Boss column, too early to say. We’re just starting to discuss internally. But Henry’s work will be replaced in some fashion, even if his knowledge base and outsized personality can’t be
More to come, after we catch up with Henry.