Born and raised in Texas, Emily Cureton found her way to the West Coast as a print journalist. She joined JPR’s team in April 2015.
A lifetime student of history, her own background spans various media and cultures, from wrangling Russian ballerinas in New York City to road tripping through Mexico and Central America in a van.
Emily graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by stints in New York City, Marfa, Texas and Crescent City, California.
She’s a fan of impactful journalism, pushing buttons and surfing. Emily is responsible for booking guests on the Jefferson Exchange and is always looking to hear from community members about interesting events and important topics.