Kyle Wingfield

Kyle Wingfield

President and CEO

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Kyle Wingfield

President and CEO

Kyle Wingfield is a native of Dalton and graduate of the University of Georgia. He joined the Foundation as president and CEO in April 2018 after spending nine years as an opinion columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also worked for the Wall Street Journal, based in Brussels, Belgium, from 2004 to 2009, and for the Associated Press, based in Atlanta and Montgomery, Ala., from 2001 to 2004.

At the AJC, Kyle wrote often about state politics and policy, focusing especially on education and school choice, transportation, health care, and state and local taxation. He is a frequent guest on GPB’s “Political Rewind” show and was a finalist for the Reason Foundation’s Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2013. Kyle’s weekly column continues to appear in 10 newspapers around the state.

Kyle received the UGA Grady College’s John E. Drewry Young Alumnus Award in 2006, was named to the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2012 and is a member of UGA’s Board of Visitors. He is a member of Leadership Georgia’s Class of 2018 and, as an Eagle Scout, remains an active volunteer in Scouting.

Work History

Opinion Columnist
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2009 – 2018
Editorial Page Writer
Wall Street Journal
2004 – 2009
Newsman
The Associated Press
2002 – 2004

Alma Mater

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
ABJ, Publication Management


November 30, 2022

The Impact of Fees on Georgia’s Housing Supply

Georgia needs to build hundreds of thousands of new homes to fill the housing shortfall, and impact fees are making them more expensive by thousands of dollars.

November 23, 2022 • Commentary

Gaining Perspective, Giving Thanks

A little perspective every now and then can be a helpful thing. Particularly when that perspective arrives right before a holiday dedicated to gratitude.

November 16, 2022 • Commentary

Brian Kemp Sets the Standard

Brian Kemp won’t be on the ballot in 2024. It’s up to GOP primary voters to decide which candidate in 2024 can meet the standard he set.

November 9, 2022 • Commentary

Ralston Departs

David Ralston’s stepping down after over a decade as Speaker of the Georgia House will have significant ramifications on state politics.


October 26, 2022 • Commentary

2022 Ballot Measures Crash Course

A guide to 2022’s proposed constitutional amendments and statewide referendums.


October 12, 2022 • Commentary

Addressing Georgia’s Healthcare Shortage

Several Georgia counties and communities do not have adequate access to healthcare services. Full practice authority for practitioners would address this trend.