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Louisville Public Media names Jones arts and culture reporter

February 14, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Breya Jones (Photo: J. Tyler Franklin)

Breya Jones, a breaking news reporter at Louisville Public Media, has taken over the role of arts and culture reporter. Jones has covered various topics, including politics, public safety and education.

A graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, Jones talks about her new post.

What are you most excited about going into this new beat?

I can’t wait to dive deeper into the local music scene! My younger brother is a local producer (shoutout to Dohboiii) and he has introduced me to so many amazing local musicians. I’m also super interested in covering niche Kentucky cultural things, like the Pope Lick Monster and Appalachian lore. Louisville and Kentucky are so culturally rich, and I want to share that.

What’s something people might miss about Louisville arts and culture? 

A lot of people know about the big arts organizations in Louisville, but there are lots of smaller organizations and collectives creating amazing work. So many people are creating their own space in the arts and culture scene, and I really enjoy seeing that.

What kind of cultural references can subscribers of the Arts, Culture, Et Cetera newsletter expect with you at the helm? 

Louisville and Kentucky specific things, probably some reality TV and of course plenty of Gen-Z humor.

What’s your favorite hot take about regional arts and culture? 

Hot browns shouldn’t be our best known city dish. I don’t know what should be, but that’s not it. Also, Thunder Over Louisville is better than the Derby itself.


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