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

One year after Trump’s inauguration, Georgia women plunge into politics
 One year ago, Essence Johnson was walking. Now she’s running. This weekend, Johnson will announce her candidacy as a Democrat for a Georgia House seat that hasn’t changed hands in 15 years. For the 35-year-old east Cobb County resident, the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Matt Dollar — who last faced a general election...

Posted: 2 days ago

One year ago, Essence Johnson was walking. Now she’s running. This weekend, Johnson will announce her candidacy as a Democrat for a Georgia House seat that hasn’t changed hands in 15 years. For the 35-year-old east Cobb County resident, the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Matt Dollar — who last faced a general election...
Jimmy Carter to start cutting back on teaching Sunday school
 Former President Jimmy Carter says he plans to start reducing his Sunday school teaching schedule in a few months.  But he’ll continue attending class and services at Maranatha Baptist Church and taking photos with visitors whenever he’s in Plains, according to a statement released by the Carter Center on Friday. The statement...

Posted: 3 days ago

Former President Jimmy Carter says he plans to start reducing his Sunday school teaching schedule in a few months.  But he’ll continue attending class and services at Maranatha Baptist Church and taking photos with visitors whenever he’s in Plains, according to a statement released by the Carter Center on Friday. The statement...
Zoo Atlanta closed on Wednesday due to snow
 We humans won’t be the only ones temporarily hibernating from the snow. Zoo Atlanta announced it will be closed on Wednesday due to this latest blast of wintry weather and treacherous conditions. Keep checking back at zooatlanta.org to for updates on hours for Thursday, January 18. 

Posted: 5 days ago

We humans won’t be the only ones temporarily hibernating from the snow. Zoo Atlanta announced it will be closed on Wednesday due to this latest blast of wintry weather and treacherous conditions. Keep checking back at zooatlanta.org to for updates on hours for Thursday, January 18. 
What has David Letterman been doing since leaving late night TV?
 David Letterman is back . . . . . . After a not-so-brief commercial interruption. In what  felt like  maybe the stupidest human trick of all time, Letterman -- the caustic late night TV king whose ask-’em-anything interviewing style seems  custom made for the Age of President Trump -- ended his CBS show in May 2015. Then he...

Posted: 10 days ago

David Letterman is back . . . . . . After a not-so-brief commercial interruption. In what felt like  maybe the stupidest human trick of all time, Letterman -- the caustic late night TV king whose ask-’em-anything interviewing style seems  custom made for the Age of President Trump -- ended his CBS show in May 2015. Then he...
See which stores will sell fan gear right after game if UGA wins 
 Kirby Smart and the rest of the Georgia coaching staff aren’t the only ones scheming out winning plays for Monday night’s big game in Atlanta. So are the legions of Bulldogs fans hoping to end their 38-year drought on getting to wear “Georgia - National Champions” emblazoned across their chests. Enter Dick’s...

Posted: 17 days ago

Kirby Smart and the rest of the Georgia coaching staff aren’t the only ones scheming out winning plays for Monday night’s big game in Atlanta. So are the legions of Bulldogs fans hoping to end their 38-year drought on getting to wear “Georgia - National Champions” emblazoned across their chests. Enter Dick’s...
A totally true tale-of-the-tape picks Georgia-Alabama winner
 On Monday night, it’s Alabama vs. Georgia for all the pigskin-covered marbles. And when it comes to pre-picking the winner of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, “informed” opinions are about as plentiful as wings at a pregame tailgate. From Vegas oddsmakers and...

Posted: 17 days ago

On Monday night, it’s Alabama vs. Georgia for all the pigskin-covered marbles. And when it comes to pre-picking the winner of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, “informed” opinions are about as plentiful as wings at a pregame tailgate. From Vegas oddsmakers and...
Who is Hoda Kotb, the new “Today” show co-host?
 NBC didn’t waste any time breaking some big news in the new year. On Tuesday morning, Hoda Kotb was named permanent co-host of the “Today” show. The announcement made official a temporary job Kotb, 53, had been thrown into with no warning and great drama on Nov. 29. That’s when NBC abruptly fired longtime ...

Posted: 20 days ago

NBC didn’t waste any time breaking some big news in the new year. On Tuesday morning, Hoda Kotb was named permanent co-host of the “Today” show. The announcement made official a temporary job Kotb, 53, had been thrown into with no warning and great drama on Nov. 29. That’s when NBC abruptly fired longtime ...
Gas prices for metro Atlanta up for the holidays, volatile in 2018
 It’s New Year’s resolution time, with all that demands of us: More kale, less keeping up with the Kardashians. And, of course, controlling one’s spending. On that last point at least, it appears lower gas prices will be the gift that keeps on giving. The trend toward declining gas prices nationwide and in Georgia should...

Posted: 25 days ago

It’s New Year’s resolution time, with all that demands of us: More kale, less keeping up with the Kardashians. And, of course, controlling one’s spending. On that last point at least, it appears lower gas prices will be the gift that keeps on giving. The trend toward declining gas prices nationwide and in Georgia should...
Trying to locate a time capsule? Answer might be at Oglethorpe
 The envelopes are postmarked from small towns and big cities throughout the U.S. and at least a half-dozen foreign countries. For every thick, expertly tabbed and indexed report, there are many more forms filled out by hand and paper-clipped to aging snapshots or newspaper articles. There’s a VHS tape submitted by a town in Massachusetts...

Posted: 28 days ago

The envelopes are postmarked from small towns and big cities throughout the U.S. and at least a half-dozen foreign countries. For every thick, expertly tabbed and indexed report, there are many more forms filled out by hand and paper-clipped to aging snapshots or newspaper articles. There’s a VHS tape submitted by a town in Massachusetts...
Happy 94th birthday, Bob Barker. Here’s why you rock!
 Come on down, Bob Barker, and accept a hearty Happy Birthday wish on behalf of a grateful nation! You turn 94 years young on December 12 and if all you ever accomplished in that time was to beat up Adam Sandler, that would be more than enough (sadly, it was a fictitious fight, in a movie). But no, you hosted “The Price Is Right&rdquo...

7:50 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Come on down, Bob Barker, and accept a hearty Happy Birthday wish on behalf of a grateful nation! You turn 94 years young on December 12 and if all you ever accomplished in that time was to beat up Adam Sandler, that would be more than enough (sadly, it was a fictitious fight, in a movie). But no, you hosted “The Price Is Right&rdquo...
Wait, what’s the catch? Visit four Roswell breweries, get a free gift 
 Tour a bunch of different breweries in Roswell. Get a free gift at the end. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Long known for its important historical role in Georgia, Roswell of late also has become a hot spot for the very modern craft beer craze. The North Fulton city currently is home to four popular breweries, each of which offers...

3:52 PM Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

Tour a bunch of different breweries in Roswell. Get a free gift at the end. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Long known for its important historical role in Georgia, Roswell of late also has become a hot spot for the very modern craft beer craze. The North Fulton city currently is home to four popular breweries, each of which offers...