Atlanta paper hires new commercial real estate reporter
by Chris Roush
He will cover commercial real estate and economic development. Bluestein starts May 30.
Bluestein is a legal affairs reporter for the Associated Press in Georgia and a member of the national law enforcement team, covering national crime and court trends.
He has played a leading role in covering every major breaking story in Georgia during the last six years, providing coverage on the legal, political, technology and environmental beats.
He covered the Georgia Legislature for five years and traveled with President Jimmy Carter, including trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic for extensive coverage of his post-presidency.
He has also been called upon to cover breaking stories across the Southeast, including five weeks covering the oil spill in New Orleans and extensive coverage of the 2010 West Virginia mine explosion, the faculty shooting at University of Alabama-Huntsville and the disastrous 2011 tornado outbreak.
Bluestein is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he was editor of The Red & Black, the campus newspaper.