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

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Aug. 20
 Monday’s calling, Atlanta! The bad news is it’s not part of a three-day holiday weekend, when we’re all officially allowed to kick back and let loose. That one’s still a couple of weeks off (yes, we mean you, Labor Day). The good news is there’s no reason you can’t turn this particular Monday into...

Posted: 59 minutes ago

Monday’s calling, Atlanta! The bad news is it’s not part of a three-day holiday weekend, when we’re all officially allowed to kick back and let loose. That one’s still a couple of weeks off (yes, we mean you, Labor Day). The good news is there’s no reason you can’t turn this particular Monday into...
Here’s how to help wish Rosalynn Carter a happy 91st birthday
 Many happy returns, Rosalynn Carter! The former first lady of Georgia and the United States turns 91 on Saturday, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum wants the public to get in on the celebration. The namesake Atlanta instititution has a birthday card visitors can sign. Rosalynn Carter will mark the day with family and friends...

Posted: 2 days ago

Many happy returns, Rosalynn Carter! The former first lady of Georgia and the United States turns 91 on Saturday, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum wants the public to get in on the celebration. The namesake Atlanta instititution has a birthday card visitors can sign. Rosalynn Carter will mark the day with family and friends...
President Donald Trump mourns Aretha Franklin’s passing
 Turns out there’s something everyone in this big, divided country of ours can agree on: R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Aretha Franklin. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to mourn the music icon’s passing.  Trump didn’t mention if he’d ever seen a live performance by Franklin who died earlier Thursday...

Posted: 3 days ago

Turns out there’s something everyone in this big, divided country of ours can agree on: R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Aretha Franklin. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to mourn the music icon’s passing.  Trump didn’t mention if he’d ever seen a live performance by Franklin who died earlier Thursday...
Aretha Franklin sang for three presidents’ inaugurations, including Barack Obama
 At best, presidents of the United States only get two inaugurations. For Aretha Franklin, there were no such limitations. Franklin sang for three different presidents’ inaugural events -- Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Former president George H.W. Bush gave her the highest award available to citizens of the United States...

Posted: 3 days ago

At best, presidents of the United States only get two inaugurations. For Aretha Franklin, there were no such limitations. Franklin sang for three different presidents’ inaugural events -- Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Former president George H.W. Bush gave her the highest award available to citizens of the United States...
Aretha Franklin sang for three presidents’ inaugurations, including Jimmy Carter
 At best, presidents of the United States only get two inaugurations. For Aretha Franklin, there were no such limitations. Franklin sang for three different presidents’ inaugural events -- one time warbling mere inches away from the about-to-be-sworn-in  Leader of the Free World himself (Barack Obama) on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol...

Posted: 3 days ago

At best, presidents of the United States only get two inaugurations. For Aretha Franklin, there were no such limitations. Franklin sang for three different presidents’ inaugural events -- one time warbling mere inches away from the about-to-be-sworn-in Leader of the Free World himself (Barack Obama) on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Aug. 13
 Hello, fellow Monday lovers! (Insert eyeroll here) Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but it looks like it’s gonna be a hot one. Maybe even with a touch of thunderstorm. But what do you plan to do, hide under your bed all day? You’re better than that, Atlanta. Well, you’re better than that if there’s something...

Posted: 7 days ago

Hello, fellow Monday lovers! (Insert eyeroll here) Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but it looks like it’s gonna be a hot one. Maybe even with a touch of thunderstorm. But what do you plan to do, hide under your bed all day? You’re better than that, Atlanta. Well, you’re better than that if there’s something...
Omarosa to be interviewed on . . . Meet the Press?
 Somewhere Edward R. Murrow is rolling over. Yes, we know the venerable CBS newsman wasn’t the host of “Meet the Press.” Which would probably thrill him right now that word is out about the storied NBC news program’s big get for this Sunday: Omarosa. “MTP EXCLUSIVE: OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN JOINS CHUCK TODD THIS...

Posted: 11 days ago

Somewhere Edward R. Murrow is rolling over. Yes, we know the venerable CBS newsman wasn’t the host of “Meet the Press.” Which would probably thrill him right now that word is out about the storied NBC news program’s big get for this Sunday: Omarosa. “MTP EXCLUSIVE: OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN JOINS CHUCK TODD THIS...
Opening of Atlanta-area hospital reflects severity of eating disorders
 Most people spend a lifetime not accomplishing what Fallon Robinson already has by age 17: A top-ranked gymnast, she’s taking college courses as a high school senior, and she won the first pageant she ever entered, Miss Paulding County Outstanding Teen. But dealing with her serious eating disorder two years ago was a much tougher challenge...

Posted: 11 days ago

Most people spend a lifetime not accomplishing what Fallon Robinson already has by age 17: A top-ranked gymnast, she’s taking college courses as a high school senior, and she won the first pageant she ever entered, Miss Paulding County Outstanding Teen. But dealing with her serious eating disorder two years ago was a much tougher challenge...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, August 6
 Welcome to the first Monday in August, the day when metro Atlanta unofficially officially gets back down to business. (Don’t believe it? Then ask any of the hundreds of thousands of kids who all are back in school this week, not to mention their teachers, parents and all the other adults for whom summer vacation time is over)...

Posted: 13 days ago

Welcome to the first Monday in August, the day when metro Atlanta unofficially officially gets back down to business. (Don’t believe it? Then ask any of the hundreds of thousands of kids who all are back in school this week, not to mention their teachers, parents and all the other adults for whom summer vacation time is over)...
McIver ranch sold for $1 million at auction
 EATONTON — Put a million-dollar exclamation point on the McIver saga.   The tragic tale that began nearly two years ago when high-powered corporate attorney Claud “Tex” McIver fatally shot his wife, Diane, reached a crescendo of sorts on Saturday when the couple’s 85-acre ranch was sold at auction. ...

Posted: 15 days ago

EATONTON — Put a million-dollar exclamation point on the McIver saga.   The tragic tale that began nearly two years ago when high-powered corporate attorney Claud “Tex” McIver fatally shot his wife, Diane, reached a crescendo of sorts on Saturday when the couple’s 85-acre ranch was sold at auction. ...
Here’s where Lyft says everyone wants to go in Atlanta this summer
 Where did summer go? Pretty much to all the same places, Lyft says. Last December the on-demand ride share service told us the most popular destinations in Atlanta in all of 2017.  There was less crossover than you might’ve thought with its 2016 list of top destinations.    >>MORE: The six hottest destinations...

Posted: 20 days ago

Where did summer go? Pretty much to all the same places, Lyft says. Last December the on-demand ride share service told us the most popular destinations in Atlanta in all of 2017.  There was less crossover than you might’ve thought with its 2016 list of top destinations.    >>MORE: The six hottest destinations...