I’m Jamie Gumbrecht, a writer and editor in Atlanta, Georgia.
I’m a journalist with CNN.com, where I write, edit, plan, promote and share stories and projects about education, parenting, relationships, entertainment, pop culture and travel.
I began my journalism career at The State News at Michigan State University, and moved on to newspapers and websites in Detroit, Lexington, Kentucky, Dallas and Atlanta. I wrote about police and politics in Detroit, business earnings and West Texas trail rides in Dallas, party culture and dueling ballet companies in Lexington, premature orangutans and historic fairgrounds in Atlanta. I launched award-winning blogs, taught ink-stained wretches how to tweet and reported from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Iraq in the throes of war. You can read all the details on my resume.
In 2010, I graduated with an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. I wrote a manuscript about how our ways of getting around affect the way we live together.
“Journalist” is a nice title, but here’s what it really means: I’m a researcher, writer, listener, photographer, copy editor, curator, voice artist, videographer, multimedia editor, social media addict and a good sport.
I live in Atlanta with a swell husband, a delightful baby and two-and-a-half charming pit bulls.