Jennifer Brett

Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is a North Carolina native and graduate of the University of North Carolina. She and her husband live in Cobb County.

Latest from Jennifer Brett

The hilarious mall scenes on Black Friday
 Atlanta shoppers are celebrating the biggest holiday of the retail year: Black Friday. This group of friends invented a whole new thing:    True dedication to the cause:  Black Friday: check!  All the deals. ALL OF THEM:  Why wait for Black Friday? This shopper celebrated a day early:   

Posted: 16 hours ago

Atlanta shoppers are celebrating the biggest holiday of the retail year: Black Friday. This group of friends invented a whole new thing:   True dedication to the cause: Black Friday: check! All the deals. ALL OF THEM: Why wait for Black Friday? This shopper celebrated a day early:  
Her mom was in foster care. How “The Chew” helped her pay it forward on Thanksgiving.
 Taking in people who need help in times of need is part of 
            Marisa D’Amour’s DNA. Her mom, a schoolteacher in Harlem, grew up in foster care and as an adult, became a foster parent herself. Marisa grew
            up with foster siblings, learning early on the importance of sharing and helping others. Today, she...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Taking in people who need help in times of need is part of  Marisa D’Amour’s DNA. Her mom, a schoolteacher in Harlem, grew up in foster care and as an adult, became a foster parent herself. Marisa grew up with foster siblings, learning early on the importance of sharing and helping others. Today, she...
The first “thankful” column Furman Bisher ever wrote, in 1955
 For decades, the annual column the late, great Furman Bisher would run on Thanksgiving completed Atlanta readers’ holiday
            traditions. I just happened to stumble upon this column from 1993, in which he reprised his very first one, from 1955. Furman Bisher
            
            Originally published Nov. 25, 1993 Ran into...

Posted: a day ago

For decades, the annual column the late, great Furman Bisher would run on Thanksgiving completed Atlanta readers’ holiday traditions. I just happened to stumble upon this column from 1993, in which he reprised his very first one, from 1955. Furman Bisher Originally published Nov. 25, 1993 Ran into...
He used to solve crimes. Now he cleans up after them.
 The man shot his wife first. Then himself. When cops arrived they found the murdered woman in a chair. Her husband’s body was on the sofa nearby. The scene was a tragic
            tableau. Atlanta Police Det. Pat Apoian was among the responders. As he and his colleagues processed the scene, he thought about what
            would happen...

Posted: a day ago

The man shot his wife first. Then himself. When cops arrived they found the murdered woman in a chair. Her husband’s body was on the sofa nearby. The scene was a tragic tableau. Atlanta Police Det. Pat Apoian was among the responders. As he and his colleagues processed the scene, he thought about what would happen...
Where Marvel’s “Avengers” is filming in Atlanta today
 Marvel’s latest “Avengers” movie, headquartered at the Pinewood Studios facility in Fayette County, is filming on location
            here on Thanksgiving Eve. 
            Chris Evans, who plays 
            Steve Rogers/Captain America, is on set. MORE: 
            
               Here’s Chris Hemsworth and his...

Posted: 2 days ago

Marvel’s latest “Avengers” movie, headquartered at the Pinewood Studios facility in Fayette County, is filming on location here on Thanksgiving Eve. Chris Evans, who plays Steve Rogers/Captain America, is on set. MORE: Here’s Chris Hemsworth and his...
Kasim Reed and Ludacris hand out Thanksgiving turkeys
 Atlanta Mayor 
            Kasim Reed, rapper, actor and entrepreneur 
            Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and their families handed out more 300 turkeys and trimmings to residents at the
             Rosel Fann Recreation Center in south Atlanta on Tuesday. “We need to be the change we so often talk about,”...

Posted: 2 days ago

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and their families handed out more 300 turkeys and trimmings to residents at the  Rosel Fann Recreation Center in south Atlanta on Tuesday. “We need to be the change we so often talk about,”...
World traveler collects life lessons on the way home
 Forget what those beer commercials say. 
               Robert Gentzke might be the most interesting man in the world.
            
            He’s president and CEO of a specialty shipping firm called Final Mile Logistics, which contracts with U.S. military government
               agencies that need to move equipment into regions...

Posted: 2 days ago

Forget what those beer commercials say. Robert Gentzke might be the most interesting man in the world. He’s president and CEO of a specialty shipping firm called Final Mile Logistics, which contracts with U.S. military government agencies that need to move equipment into regions...
FROM THE AJC ARCHIVES: The Ritz-Carlton’s silver belle
 Originally published Dec. 14, 2008 Barbara Jackson has spent every night for the past 18 years at the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton. Her head has never hit the pillow. She arrives by MARTA after dark, about the time the bar crowd settles into the cozy lobby lounge for cocktails. Before most
            of the overnight guests awake and slide their...

Posted: 3 days ago

Originally published Dec. 14, 2008 Barbara Jackson has spent every night for the past 18 years at the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton. Her head has never hit the pillow. She arrives by MARTA after dark, about the time the bar crowd settles into the cozy lobby lounge for cocktails. Before most of the overnight guests awake and slide their...
FROM THE AJC ARCHIVES: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead welcomes new chef
 Originally published June 1, 2012 The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead introduced its new executive chef to local patrons likely to be supping frequently on his creations
               at a pair of private dinner parties this week. General Manager 
               Erwin Schinnerl announced the appointment of 
               Franck Steigerwald as executive...

Posted: 3 days ago

Originally published June 1, 2012 The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead introduced its new executive chef to local patrons likely to be supping frequently on his creations at a pair of private dinner parties this week. General Manager Erwin Schinnerl announced the appointment of Franck Steigerwald as executive...
Kevin Hart announces the birth of his son Kenzo
 Kevin Hart is a dad again. He and his wife,
             Eniko, welcomed baby 
            Kenzo this morning. The couple married last year after getting engaged in Atlanta. Hart popped the question at a Phipps Plaza restaurant while
            filming “Ride Along 2.” More recently he and frequent collaborator Will Packer filmed...

Posted: 3 days ago

Kevin Hart is a dad again. He and his wife, Eniko, welcomed baby Kenzo this morning. The couple married last year after getting engaged in Atlanta. Hart popped the question at a Phipps Plaza restaurant while filming “Ride Along 2.” More recently he and frequent collaborator Will Packer filmed...
Cheers, maybe some tears as Buckhead Ritz-Carlton becomes The Whitley
 Depending on who you talk to, what’s happening at the the southwest corner of Lenox and Peachtree roads is cause for celebration
            or mourning. After more than three decades as the both literal and figurative nexus of Buckhead’s society set and the scene of numerous
            celebrity encounters, the hotel occupying...

Posted: 3 days ago

Depending on who you talk to, what’s happening at the the southwest corner of Lenox and Peachtree roads is cause for celebration or mourning. After more than three decades as the both literal and figurative nexus of Buckhead’s society set and the scene of numerous celebrity encounters, the hotel occupying...