dan klepal http://wfpl.org en City Reporter Dan Klepal Leaving Courier-Journal for Atlanta Newspaper http://wfpl.org/post/city-reporter-dan-klepal-leaving-courier-journal-atlanta-newspaper <p>After five years in Louisville, city government reporter Dan Klepal is leaving the <em>Courier-Journal</em>.</p><p>Klepal has accepted a job with the <em>Atlanta</em> <em>Journal-Constitution</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>"I'll be covering Gwinnett County government," he says. "It's a suburban county just north of Atlanta that has upwards of 800,000 residents, provides city-like services and has close to a $1 billion budget."</p><p>Klepal is the paper's main city government reporter, and was most notable for his recent coverage of Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin's alleged misuse of city discretionary funds. It was Klepa's work that was cited in an ethics complaint against Shanklin.&nbsp;</p><p>The subsequent trial before the city Ethics Commission was earlier this month, and a verdict is expected in March, though Klepal will be three months into his new job at that time.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:58:10 +0000 Gabe Bullard 2662 at http://wfpl.org City Reporter Dan Klepal Leaving Courier-Journal for Atlanta Newspaper