Molly Read Woo

In 2021, Molly Read Woo, with other concerned citizens, founded Planet Atlanta.org to support legislation to reduce our carbon foot print, fight the effects of global warming and to create environmentally friendly, self-sustaining cities. 

Molly Read Woo grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, then studied in Denmark, Italy, and Boston before graduating with honors from the UGA School of Journalism. 

She reported for several newspapers in the Southeast, winning six Georgia Press Association Awards for writing and photography before moving to Japan, where she worked for the Ministry of Education. 

Returning stateside, she founded Planet Atlanta, the first news journal dedicated to covering the international communities within a major U.S. city. 

In 2006, she presented The Read Report, a documentary to help Georgia improve the effectiveness of its crisis preparedness programs. 

Ms. Woo’s first novel, The Red and Black Breed, a murder mystery set at the University of Georgia, came out in Summer, 2011, and retails exclusively through independent bookstores.

In 2021, Molly founded Planet Atlanta.org to support legislation to reduce our carbon foot print, fight the effects of global warming and to create environmentally friendly, self-sustaining cities.  Ms. Woo resides in Atlanta, along with her son, Max Woo