Tracy Brown

Tracy Brown is the Daily A1 Editor for the AJC. She came to the paper in 2007 and was most recently a Features Editor. She has previously worked as a reporter, news editor and arts editor. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

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Harvey Weinstein expelled from Television Academy for life
 The Television Academy voted Monday to expel disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations. “After a hearing Monday, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” the Television Academy said in a statement. “The Academy...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Television Academy voted Monday to expel disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations. “After a hearing Monday, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” the Television Academy said in a statement. “The Academy...
Hewing to standards in digital age

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

The Internet has given the media some very sophisticated tools to tell stories, break news, and share and distribute information globally and instantly. Sometimes that comes with unintended consequences that challenge how we operate as journalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. For decades, it has been our practice to not identify victims...
For news media, the constant disruptions become new normal
 What a week of news. A year of news for that matter. I’ve been a newspaper journalist for more than half my life. My very first year in the business, Mikhail Gorbachev was beginning to lead the Soviet Union out of the Cold War, and an Exxon Valdez tanker spilled millions of gallons of crude oil off the Alaska coastline. I was working...

4:00 AM Saturday, May. 20, 2017

What a week of news. A year of news for that matter. I’ve been a newspaper journalist for more than half my life. My very first year in the business, Mikhail Gorbachev was beginning to lead the Soviet Union out of the Cold War, and an Exxon Valdez tanker spilled millions of gallons of crude oil off the Alaska coastline. I was working...
Adjusting to life as an empty-nester
 This weekend, I will drop off my only child at Howard University in Washington D.C. A year ago, I was all but certain that she would enroll at my alma mater, the University of Georgia, this fall 2016. But I’ve had since May 1 to come to grips with her school home being more than 500 miles northeast of Athens. Like many imminent empty-nesters...

4:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

This weekend, I will drop off my only child at Howard University in Washington D.C. A year ago, I was all but certain that she would enroll at my alma mater, the University of Georgia, this fall 2016. But I’ve had since May 1 to come to grips with her school home being more than 500 miles northeast of Athens. Like many imminent empty-nesters...
Enjoying friends, food and thought
 About five years ago, I was fortunate enough to become a part of an extraordinary potluck group that has fed my soul beyond the delicious and savory food dishes we share every other month. What started out as a random invite to an informal group called Pie in a Cup has given me a window into communities across Atlanta, important issues and...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016

About five years ago, I was fortunate enough to become a part of an extraordinary potluck group that has fed my soul beyond the delicious and savory food dishes we share every other month. What started out as a random invite to an informal group called Pie in a Cup has given me a window into communities across Atlanta, important issues and...
5 great OTP brunches
 Finding a great brunch outside the Perimeter with offerings beyond the usual breakfast fare isn’t easy. But there are hidden gems tucked in places like Stone Mountain and Woodstock, along with places in popular districts such as Alpharetta’s Avalon. Here are our top picks. The warmth of home beckons you to this unassuming yellow...

3:00 PM Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016

Finding a great brunch outside the Perimeter with offerings beyond the usual breakfast fare isn’t easy. But there are hidden gems tucked in places like Stone Mountain and Woodstock, along with places in popular districts such as Alpharetta’s Avalon. Here are our top picks. The warmth of home beckons you to this unassuming yellow...
A mom’s wish for safe campuses

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Last Monday, the Georgia House passed the “campus carry law,” which would allow students 21 and older who have a concealed weapons license to carry guns on the state’s public university and college campuses. The next day, lawmakers passed “campus carry lite,” which would allow students of any age to carry a Taser...
The rebirth of Jekyll Island

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

The first time I visited Georgia’s Jekyll Island, I was a student at Louisville High School. That would be Georgia, not Kentucky, for those who didn’t take 8th grade Georgia history where most students learn that Louisville (the “s” is pronounced in this case) was the first “permanent” capitol of Georgia...
Large, small lessons in giving

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015

When we think of philanthropy, typically what comes to mind are wealthy individuals who give generous financial support to special causes and those in need. It’s not a term we often associate ourselves with, and that’s too bad. Last week, metro Atlanta’s Association of Fundraising Professional celebrated the legacy of philanthropy...
New recipes for food coverage

4:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 01, 2015

This coming Friday, longtime dining critic John Kessler will bid farewell to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution with his final restaurant review in our weekly Go Guide section. John will review Little Bach, an intimate, fine dining room (it seats just 52 people) downstairs at the renowned Bacchanalia. For 18 years, John has given readers a...