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

How will Wednesday’s SCOTUS ruling affect Georgia communities?
 Drug dealers and other criminals have inadvertently supplied the Putnam County Sheriff’s with service weapons, vehicles, a mobile command unit, a precinct building, metal detectors and other equipment. “All of that for the last 23 years has been purchased with forfeited funds at no expense whatsoever to the taxpayer,” Sheriff...

Posted: 2 days ago

Drug dealers and other criminals have inadvertently supplied the Putnam County Sheriff’s with service weapons, vehicles, a mobile command unit, a precinct building, metal detectors and other equipment. “All of that for the last 23 years has been purchased with forfeited funds at no expense whatsoever to the taxpayer,” Sheriff...
Pedestrian fatality case against teen motorist to move forward, judge rules
 A Cherokee County judge decided Tuesday that charges will stand against a teen motorist accused in a multiple-pedestrian fatality. State Court Judge Alan Jordan denied several motions in the case involving Zoe Reardon, 18. She faces nine misdemeanor charges, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving. Authorities say...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Cherokee County judge decided Tuesday that charges will stand against a teen motorist accused in a multiple-pedestrian fatality. State Court Judge Alan Jordan denied several motions in the case involving Zoe Reardon, 18. She faces nine misdemeanor charges, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving. Authorities say...
VIDEO: Atlanta animal shelter gets a $1 million Valentine’s Day surprise
 Folks at the DeKalb County animal shelter thought they were merely having a staff luncheon when Victoria Stilwell, known for the CBS show “Greatest American Dog” and Animal Planet’s “It's Me or the Dog,” showed up with a far better Valentine surprise:  a $1 million grant from the Petco Foundation. &ldquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Folks at the DeKalb County animal shelter thought they were merely having a staff luncheon when Victoria Stilwell, known for the CBS show “Greatest American Dog” and Animal Planet’s “It's Me or the Dog,” showed up with a far better Valentine surprise:  a $1 million grant from the Petco Foundation. &ldquo...
How SunTrust’s charitable efforts have made Atlanta a better place
 It was the most Atlanta disaster ever: A chunk of I-85 caught fire and crashed to the ground. While commuters pondered their drives with dread, Open Hand Atlanta executive director Matt Pieper feared thousands of seniors could go hungry. With panic setting in, he answered his buzzing phone. SunTrust was on the line. “One of the very...

Posted: 15 days ago

It was the most Atlanta disaster ever: A chunk of I-85 caught fire and crashed to the ground. While commuters pondered their drives with dread, Open Hand Atlanta executive director Matt Pieper feared thousands of seniors could go hungry. With panic setting in, he answered his buzzing phone. SunTrust was on the line. “One of the very...
Jay Z is here for 21 Savage
 Add a very big name to the list of prominent artists offering support to rapper 21 Savage, who remains in custody following his Sunday arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.   “In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately,"  industry powerhouse...

Posted: 16 days ago

Add a very big name to the list of prominent artists offering support to rapper 21 Savage, who remains in custody following his Sunday arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.   “In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately,"  industry powerhouse...
21 Savage’s lawyers say ICE “provided incorrect information” 
 In a statement released Tuesday evening, lawyers for rapper 21 Savage say U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement has released “incorrect information” about their client, specifically regarding whether he has a criminal history. Federal authorities say the artist, officially known as Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was convicted...

Posted: 17 days ago

In a statement released Tuesday evening, lawyers for rapper 21 Savage say U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement has released “incorrect information” about their client, specifically regarding whether he has a criminal history. Federal authorities say the artist, officially known as Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was convicted...
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson writes immigration judge on behalf of 21 Savage
 U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson has written a letter to whichever immigration judge rules in the case of 21 Savage, the rapper arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Johnson, a Democrat who represents Georgia’s 4th District, has gotten to know 21 Savage through his charitable work and attended his back-to-school giveaway in August...

Posted: 18 days ago

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson has written a letter to whichever immigration judge rules in the case of 21 Savage, the rapper arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Johnson, a Democrat who represents Georgia’s 4th District, has gotten to know 21 Savage through his charitable work and attended his back-to-school giveaway in August...
Black Lives Matter activist’s campaign demands 21 Savage be released
 It didn’t take long for #free21Savage to start trending on Twitter and attracting prominent support. An online petition demanding his release has logged more than 200,000 virtual signatures. BREAKING: U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson writes immigration judge on 21 Savage’s behalf “Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been in the United States...

Posted: 18 days ago

It didn’t take long for #free21Savage to start trending on Twitter and attracting prominent support. An online petition demanding his release has logged more than 200,000 virtual signatures. BREAKING: U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson writes immigration judge on 21 Savage’s behalf “Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been in the United States...
PHOTOS: The high-rise condo 21 Savage called home is for sale at $799,000
 The two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom high-rise condo 21 Savage once called home is on the market for $799,000.  The 2,171 square foot space on the 24th floor of the downtown Atlanta W boasts sleek, modern appliances from the luxury Gaggenau line and sweeping views of downtown and Midtown Atlanta. If you’d like to open or...

Posted: 19 days ago

The two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom high-rise condo 21 Savage once called home is on the market for $799,000.  The 2,171 square foot space on the 24th floor of the downtown Atlanta W boasts sleek, modern appliances from the luxury Gaggenau line and sweeping views of downtown and Midtown Atlanta. If you’d like to open or...
Demi Lovato quits Twitter over 21 Savage
 Singer Demi Lovato quit Twitter after being assailed for a public chuckle at memes circulating about 21 Savage. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested the rapper, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, saying he is actually from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa. BREAKING: 21 Savage’s lawyers say ICE ...

Posted: 19 days ago

Singer Demi Lovato quit Twitter after being assailed for a public chuckle at memes circulating about 21 Savage. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested the rapper, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, saying he is actually from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa. BREAKING: 21 Savage’s lawyers say ICE ...
Behind the scenes at the NFL Honors
 I had a better behind-the-scenes view of the NFL Honors than I probably should have. The massive event shut down a chunk of Midtown directly in front of and around the Fox Theatre, where it was held on Saturday night. I went through (no kidding) more intense security screenings then when I covered the presidential inauguration in 2017, only...

Posted: 19 days ago

I had a better behind-the-scenes view of the NFL Honors than I probably should have. The massive event shut down a chunk of Midtown directly in front of and around the Fox Theatre, where it was held on Saturday night. I went through (no kidding) more intense security screenings then when I covered the presidential inauguration in 2017, only...