Crystal Edmonson 95C
Broadcast Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle
Crystal Edmonson keeps her finger on the pulse of business in Atlanta as Atlanta Business Chronicle’s broadcast editor. She serves as a liaison to the Chronicle’s radio and television partners. Edmonson contributes local, in-depth stories about business and the economy on WABE 90.1 FM, a local NPR affiliate. She also does business reports throughout the day on News Radio 1067 FM and 680 the Fan. She is also the host of the weekly television program Atlanta Business Chronicle’s BIZ, which airs Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on 11Alive.
During the course of her career, Edmonson has covered everything from Washington politics to corporate mergers. She has received several journalism and community honors, including the National Association of Black Journalists Chuck Stone Salute to Excellence Awards for investigative reporting.
A graduate of Emory University, she received a BA in international studies. She then attended Northwestern University, earning an MS in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.
Since 2005, Edmonson has provided regional leadership for the American City Business Journals’ (ACBJ) summer internship program. Having just completed its 11th year, the program has placed dozens of college students in newspaper internships from San Francisco to Atlanta to Washington, D.C., and a number of students have been hired full time since the program began. Edmonson received the Eagle Award, the ACBJ's highest employee honor, for her leadership of this program.
She served as president of the Emory Alumni Board in 2008 and helped launch a $1.69 billion fundraising campaign, the university’s largest campaign to date. She continues to volunteer her time and talents to the Emory Alumni Association as well as to other areas of the university.