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

What covering the 2017 NRA convention was like
 Last year’s National Rifle Association convention brought 80,000 people to downtown Atlanta, and on opening day I interviewed some of the nicest people I’d ever met. Given the heated protests that preceded the April 2017 event at the Georgia World Congress Center and the “fake news media” narrative some have embraced...

Posted: a day ago

Last year’s National Rifle Association convention brought 80,000 people to downtown Atlanta, and on opening day I interviewed some of the nicest people I’d ever met. Given the heated protests that preceded the April 2017 event at the Georgia World Congress Center and the “fake news media” narrative some have embraced...
The prayers Billy Graham had for Atlanta
 A few years before Atlanta hosted the 1996 Olympic Games and decades before the city became the center of filmmaking, home to brand new football and baseball stadiums and a contender for Amazon’s future satellite location, the Rev. Billy Graham recognized the role Atlanta could play on the world stage. “Atlanta seems to be the...

Posted: a day ago

A few years before Atlanta hosted the 1996 Olympic Games and decades before the city became the center of filmmaking, home to brand new football and baseball stadiums and a contender for Amazon’s future satellite location, the Rev. Billy Graham recognized the role Atlanta could play on the world stage. “Atlanta seems to be the...
Teen Vogue columnist: Billy Graham was “evil”
 Tributes have poured in from around the world in the days since the 
            Rev. Billy Graham died, but a 
            
               Teen Vogue columnist
             has blasted the evangelist in a series of tweets, including one describing him as “evil.” “The big news today is that Billy Graham was still alive this...

Posted: 2 days ago

Tributes have poured in from around the world in the days since the Rev. Billy Graham died, but a Teen Vogue columnist has blasted the evangelist in a series of tweets, including one describing him as “evil.” “The big news today is that Billy Graham was still alive this...
Famed florist to present during Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show
 Celebrity floral artist 
               Bruno Duarte got into the business on the ground floor. Literally, the floor.
            
            “I originally started sweeping the floor at a flower shop and then realized that I loved it,” he said. “I decided to go to
               school and realized it could be an art form...

Posted: 3 days ago

Celebrity floral artist Bruno Duarte got into the business on the ground floor. Literally, the floor. “I originally started sweeping the floor at a flower shop and then realized that I loved it,” he said. “I decided to go to school and realized it could be an art form...
Rev. Billy Graham’s friendship with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
 When the 
            Rev. Billy Graham brought his large Crusade gatherings to the South in the 1950s, he was alarmed at what he saw: Ropes segregating white and
            black worshipers. EARLIER: 
            
               Evangelist Billy Graham is dead at 99  “I was appalled at it and decided I had to speak out on it...

Posted: 4 days ago

When the Rev. Billy Graham brought his large Crusade gatherings to the South in the 1950s, he was alarmed at what he saw: Ropes segregating white and black worshipers. EARLIER: Evangelist Billy Graham is dead at 99  “I was appalled at it and decided I had to speak out on it...
Delta, Georgia Power CEOs are new Georgia Historical Society trustees
 Gov. 
            Nathan Deal inducted Delta Air Lines CEO 
            Ed Bastian and Georgia Power chairman, president and CEO
             Paul Bowers as the Georgia Historical Society’s newest trustees Saturday night at the organization’s 10th annual trustees gala. “I moved to Georgia about 20 years ago. Little did I...

Posted: 5 days ago

Gov. Nathan Deal inducted Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian and Georgia Power chairman, president and CEO Paul Bowers as the Georgia Historical Society’s newest trustees Saturday night at the organization’s 10th annual trustees gala. “I moved to Georgia about 20 years ago. Little did I...
Ron Clark students embrace African culture after “Black Panther”
 A video clip of Ron Clark Academy students learning they would all be able to attend an early screening of “Black Panther”
                  went viral
               
            . But as is always the case at the innovative school, the fun was paired with learning. “Yesterday, our students took a deeper dive into Wakanda...

Posted: 5 days ago

A video clip of Ron Clark Academy students learning they would all be able to attend an early screening of “Black Panther” went viral . But as is always the case at the innovative school, the fun was paired with learning. “Yesterday, our students took a deeper dive into Wakanda...
People are talking about Fergie’s National Anthem performance
 What. Was. This. Fergie took center court to perform the Star Spangled Banner ahead of the 2018 NBA All-Star game and rendered the National Anthem
            nearly unrecognizable. (Scroll down for the video). Instead of the usual patriotic vibe, the anthem sounded like something a jazz quartet would play at a lounge. People have
      ...

Posted: 6 days ago

What. Was. This. Fergie took center court to perform the Star Spangled Banner ahead of the 2018 NBA All-Star game and rendered the National Anthem nearly unrecognizable. (Scroll down for the video). Instead of the usual patriotic vibe, the anthem sounded like something a jazz quartet would play at a lounge. People have ...
Marvel’s “Black Panther,” filmed in Atlanta, opens today
 Welcome to Wakanda. After generating enormous buzz, celebrity-packed early screenings and universal early praise, the Atlanta-filmed Marvel blockbuster
            “Black Panther” is in theaters everywhere today. FULL COVERAGE: myAJC: “
            
               “Black Panther” brings unexpected boost to makers...

Posted: 9 days ago

Welcome to Wakanda. After generating enormous buzz, celebrity-packed early screenings and universal early praise, the Atlanta-filmed Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” is in theaters everywhere today. FULL COVERAGE: myAJC: “ “Black Panther” brings unexpected boost to makers...
Marvel director owns and shoots guns, calls for reform
 Director 
            James Gunn owns guns for safety and sporting purposes, but is among the many prominent voices demanding reform following Wednesday’s
            mass shooting at a Florida high school. “I, like many Americans, enjoy guns for sporting purposes and feel safer having one in my home to protect myself and my family...

Posted: 10 days ago

Director James Gunn owns guns for safety and sporting purposes, but is among the many prominent voices demanding reform following Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school. “I, like many Americans, enjoy guns for sporting purposes and feel safer having one in my home to protect myself and my family...