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Crystal Edmonson

Broadcast Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta, Georgia

Crystal Edmonson keeps her finger on the pulse of business in Atlanta as Atlanta Business Chronicle’s broadcast editor, where she writes for the paper and its website and serves as a liaison to the Chronicle’s radio and television partners. Edmonson contributes local, in-depth stories about business and the economy to WABE 90.1 FM, a local NPR affiliate, as well as to sports talk station 680 The Fan. Additionally, she launched the Chronicle’s first ever weekly podcast.

During the course of her career, Edmonson has received several journalism and community honors, including awards from the National Association of Black Journalists for investigative reporting and production. In 2020 she was the Chronicle's Employee of the Year and was named as one of the Atlanta Business League's 100 Most Influential Women.

A graduate of Emory, Edmonson 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, which has placed dozens of college students in newspaper internships across the country to promote diversity and inclusion; a number of newspapers have hired these students full time since the program began. Edmonson received the Eagle Award, the ACBJ’s highest employee honor, for her leadership in this program.

Edmonson served as president of the Emory Alumni Board in 2008 and helped launch Emory’s $1.69 billion fund-raising campaign, at that time the largest campaign in the university's history. She continues to volunteer her time and talents to the Emory Alumni Association as well as to other areas of the university and in 2020 was tapped as a representative of Emory on The Carter Center Board of Trustees.

She was elected trustee in 2016.