Willoughby Mariano is a reporter on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s investigative team. She works on projects about housing, criminal justice and corruption. Her stories have led to changes in sexual assault evidence law; the indictment of a suspected serial rapist; the repeat prosecution of a real estate speculator for blighted housing conditions; a local, state and federal anti-blight effort; the overhaul of Atlanta’s jobs agency; changes in state asset forfeiture law; the departure of the head of the organization in charge of the city’s largest redevelopment effort in decades; and the federal conviction of a city contractor. She has also won various local, state and national awards.

From 2010 to 2013, Willoughby worked for PolitiFact Georgia, the newspaper’s truth-squadding team.

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