Jennifer Peebles is a newsroom data specialist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, helping reporters find and tell stories with government data (and sometimes documents, too).
She is the former government editor of The (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper and has more than 20 years’ experience as a reporter and editor in four states, including as managing editor of the Washington Examiner newspaper and deputy editor of the online accountability journalism newsroom Texas Watchdog.
In 2015, she was part of the team from the AJC and WSB-TV that was a finalist for the Tom Renner Award given by the group Investigative Reporters and Editors for its look at police-involved shootings in Georgia. She is the 2009 winner of the John Aubuchon Freedom of Information Award from the group Capitolbeat and the 2009 Open Doors Award from the Fort Worth Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a native Georgian and a graduate of Vanderbilt University.