Magazine Spotlight: Get to Know Atlanta’s Emmy Award-Winning TV Journalist ~ Joyce Brewer
Emmy award-winning TV journalist, Joyce Brewer, is the creator and host of Mommy Talk Show, Atlanta’s new parenting talk show. The online show unites her passion (Motherhood) with her profession (TV News). Joyce lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.
In October 2011, Joyce released an e-book, Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms. It’s designed to help mothers turn their skills and expertise into a business. The book explains how Joyce used her background in TV to host a parenting talk show that gives her the flexibility to work from home. It also features five other mom business owners in Atlanta who created amazing businesses without going back to school, selling someone else’s products or investing a lot of capital.
Joyce has reported for TV stations in Columbia, Missouri; Youngstown, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri and most recently in Jackson, Mississippi. Joyce’s work has also appeared on Dateline NBC and Good Morning America. In 2005, Joyce was a guest on ABC’s The View to discuss the news coverage of Hurricane Katrina that later earned Joyce and her colleagues at WAPT-TV Southeast Regional Emmy awards for Best Newscast and Best Breaking News. The highlight of Joyce’s career was getting a one-on-one interview with the person who inspired her TV career: Oprah Winfrey.
Each month, Joyce tapes Mommy Talk Show on-location at family-friendly businesses in Atlanta, giving moms an opportunity to watch videos featuring cool places to play, eat and shop with their children. It’s a win-win for moms who are looking for things to do and businesses that want to get the word out by sponsoring the parenting talk show. The show uses the influential power of mom blogs, video and social media to connect Atlanta moms with businesses they’ll love to TALK about!
Joyce also works with new and growing businesses to create videos that grab the attention of their target audience. The video interview Joyce produced for an Atlanta chiropractor about the benefits of chiropractic care for expectant moms and newborns (http://bit.ly/fP4nPp) went “viral” when it was viewed more than 1,000 times in two months.
The Long Island, New York native has a B.A. from Hofstra University and an M.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. Since moving to Atlanta in 2009, she has become an active member of Ladies Who Launch Atlanta and Georgia Social Media Moms.