On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Robin Kemp, the founder of the Clayton Crescent in Clayton County, Georgia.

Robin talked about her 30+ year career and how she’s really been a journalist since she was “in utero.” Her path to her current role included stops at CNN as a news writer, The Weather Channel as a founding editor of the scrolling ticker that occupies the bottom of the screen, and time as a local newspaper reporter who was laid off during the pandemic.

Robin shared the story of documenting the vote count for the presidential election for 21 consecutive hours and how the celebrity status that came from it helped her fund her current project, a news source that she hopes will someday become as well-regarded as The Texas Tribune.

Robin saluted the Tribune and other important news organizations and offered advice on merging creative writing and journalism.

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The Clayton Crescent

Robin Kemp on Twitter