Jill Vejnoska

Jill Vejnoska has spent two decades as a news and features reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  She has been the newspaper's TV critic, an arts writer and, at various time, covered courts, the General Assembly and high profile political races inside and outside of the state of Georgia. She's pulled off the rare tandem of having covered both Hillary Clinton's first Senate campaign and Olympic synchronized swimming. A New Jersey native, she lives in Atlanta.

Latest from Jill Vejnoska

Ex-DNC chief Brazile in Atlanta: Answers still needed about 2016 election
 Former Democratic party chief Donna Brazile said Sunday she “totally agrees” with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s assertion that we need to “get to the bottom of what happened” in the 2016 election. “She’s absolutely right that we have to take a backstep and get a full accounting of what...

Posted: 5 days ago

Former Democratic party chief Donna Brazile said Sunday she “totally agrees” with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s assertion that we need to “get to the bottom of what happened” in the 2016 election. “She’s absolutely right that we have to take a backstep and get a full accounting of what...
Jimmy Carter to sign all his books at free event in Atlanta
 Stumped for some one-of-a-kind holiday gifts? Jimmy Carter’s ready to “write” to the rescue. The former president and Georgia governor will sign copies of his new book, “The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter” at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. The book, which will...

Posted: 8 days ago

Stumped for some one-of-a-kind holiday gifts? Jimmy Carter’s ready to “write” to the rescue. The former president and Georgia governor will sign copies of his new book, “The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter” at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. The book, which will...
Two-of-a-kind lives: Bush twins in Atlanta to discuss their new book
 At the beginning of their absorbing new book, “Sisters First,” a pair of former first daughters (and granddaughters) wisecrackingly lament the lack of individual identity that comes from growing up twins in a very public eye: “Our true middle name might as well have been ‘and,’” Jenna Bush Hager writes...

Posted: 9 days ago

At the beginning of their absorbing new book, “Sisters First,” a pair of former first daughters (and granddaughters) wisecrackingly lament the lack of individual identity that comes from growing up twins in a very public eye: “Our true middle name might as well have been ‘and,’” Jenna Bush Hager writes...
Photographer Pete Souza stops in Atlanta as Obama book comes out
 For eight years, Pete Souza was a full-time professional shadow, tucking himself into corners, twisting his body at odd angles and generally doing whatever was necessary to shoot 1.9 million of just the right photographs at just the right time. And what does he have to show for all his hard work?1.6 million followers on Instagram, ...

Posted: 17 days ago

For eight years, Pete Souza was a full-time professional shadow, tucking himself into corners, twisting his body at odd angles and generally doing whatever was necessary to shoot 1.9 million of just the right photographs at just the right time. And what does he have to show for all his hard work?1.6 million followers on Instagram, ...
Pete Souza, Obama White House photographer, coming to Atlanta for talk, book signing
 For eight years, Pete Souza created a stunning visual record of Barack Obama’s presidency. From the tense, crowded meeting room on the night Osama bin Laden was  killed to a much more lighthearted moment on Halloween when the president got “zapped” by a pint-sized Spiderman, Souza seemingly was everywhere as Chief Official...

Posted: 30 days ago

For eight years, Pete Souza created a stunning visual record of Barack Obama’s presidency. From the tense, crowded meeting room on the night Osama bin Laden was killed to a much more lighthearted moment on Halloween when the president got “zapped” by a pint-sized Spiderman, Souza seemingly was everywhere as Chief Official...
“This is nuts:” CNN head Jeff Zucker, in Atlanta, talks news and Donald Trump
   By Jill Vejnoska This is nuts.” That’s what CNN president Jeff Zucker says it’s like covering news in the era of President Donald Trump. Appearing at an Atlanta Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Zucker said it’s virtually impossible to know what will happen next
            as the man he first helped make a TV...

8:27 PM Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

  By Jill Vejnoska This is nuts.” That’s what CNN president Jeff Zucker says it’s like covering news in the era of President Donald Trump. Appearing at an Atlanta Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Zucker said it’s virtually impossible to know what will happen next as the man he first helped make a TV...
Book fest boasts 17 days of literary treats
 For two weeks in November, the Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta occupies the sweet spot between major publishers’ fall release dates and the start of the gangbusters-for-books holiday shopping season. But even in its 26th year, it’s not as easy as it sounds arranging 45 authors and almost...

6:48 PM Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

For two weeks in November, the Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta occupies the sweet spot between major publishers’ fall release dates and the start of the gangbusters-for-books holiday shopping season. But even in its 26th year, it’s not as easy as it sounds arranging 45 authors and almost...
Five former presidents hurricane relief concert: When is it, how to watch it live
 All five living former U.S. presidents will come together in Texas on Saturday night for a hurricane relief fundraising concert. The event will be live streamed. “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” is the latest chapter of an initiative first launched in early September to raise money and awareness for victims...

7:28 PM Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

All five living former U.S. presidents will come together in Texas on Saturday night for a hurricane relief fundraising concert. The event will be live streamed. “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” is the latest chapter of an initiative first launched in early September to raise money and awareness for victims...
See the tiniest float ever (maybe) in Sunday’s Atlanta Pride Parade
 They’ve placed wee, one-of-a-kind doors everywhere from the Krog Street Tunnel to the Atlanta Beltline and the Center for Puppetry Arts. So it’s only natural to wonder what’s the next great big (little) idea coming from Tiny Doors ATL. Well, wonder no more. On Sunday, the innovative public art project will have a float in...

5:52 PM Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

They’ve placed wee, one-of-a-kind doors everywhere from the Krog Street Tunnel to the Atlanta Beltline and the Center for Puppetry Arts. So it’s only natural to wonder what’s the next great big (little) idea coming from Tiny Doors ATL. Well, wonder no more. On Sunday, the innovative public art project will have a float in...
Jane Fonda on Harvey Weinstein: “I’m ashamed I didn’t say anything”
  Jane Fonda says she knew about allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein last year and is “ashamed” she didn’t
            say anything about it. “I found out about Harvey a year ago, and I’m ashamed I didn’t say anything right then,” the two-time Academy Award winning
          ...

8:27 PM Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Jane Fonda says she knew about allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein last year and is “ashamed” she didn’t say anything about it. “I found out about Harvey a year ago, and I’m ashamed I didn’t say anything right then,” the two-time Academy Award winning ...