Crystal Lewis Brown is a freelance journalist, editor and digital content strategist with more than 14 years of writing and editing experience. She has previously worked as Director, Editorial Operations for SheKnows Media, and held positions with Gannett and the U.S. Army. She has bylines in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mommy Nearest, Doorsteps.com and Health.com, among others. She has also led and produced branded content projects for brands like Red Lobster, Discover Personal Loans, Natural Balance, Starbucks, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., Simply Orange, Capital One and more.
In 2016, Crystal was one of 22 journalists and digital leaders selected as part of the inaugural Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is also an alumna of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.
Crystal holds a master’s degree in journalism from Florida A&M University and received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Alabama.