Editor

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the editor and founder of Hoptown Chronicle. She has been writing about Hopkinsville for 35 years — first as a reporter and editor for the Kentucky New Era for three decades and more recently as an independent journalist.

Brown co-chairs the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky and she is a governing board member for the Kentucky Historical Society and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County. She is a co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition. She serves on the Community Advisory Board of WKMS, the public radio station at Murray State University. Brown earned the Bachelor of Science in Journalism at Murray and the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Goucher College, Baltimore.

Brown is married to John Wesley Brown. He is the operations manager at Cayce-Mill Supply. They have two children — Renee Kinder, of Lexington, a speech and language pathologist, and Christoper Brown, of Denton, Texas, a pilot. They have five grandchildren.