Marcy J. Levinson-Brooks, Publisher AJN
Marcy J. Levinson-Brooks has been in journalism since 1999. She has worked as an investigative reporter in Florida, and a cops/courts and features writer in Aiken, SC. She was the photographer and a reporter with the Atlanta Jewish Times until June 2009.
She graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in advanced writing.
Marcy owned and published an investigative news site in Lake County, Florida called Lake Independent Review from 2003 until 2005. Upon moving to Atlanta in 2004 she worked as a freelance corporate, fashion and modeling photographer in addition to operating Lake Independent Review (LIR). By 2006 she shut down the LIR since she’d moved away from Florida. Life without news became boring so she found the Atlanta Jewish Times under the ownership of Jewish Renaissance Media (Detroit) and the editorial management of Michael Jacobs and applied for a job. She quickly joined the team.
As the photographer and a writer for the Atlanta Jewish Times, Marcy was able to connect in a more meaningful way to the Jewish community. Since 2006 she’s been swimming in a fantastic world of Atlanta Jewish life that has taken her to Israel and back …
She launched a passion for radio in 1998 and most recently hosted a Jewish news radio show at AM 1690 WMLB (Atlanta, 2007) and Radio Sandy Springs (2008).
Marcy was born in Williamsburg, Va. and attended Temple Beth-El as a child. She was raised primarily in Orlando, Florida with her family including a brother and sister. She considers herself a Florida girl.
Marcy is from a family of business people, the Levinson family of Newport News, Va. who owned Levinson Packing Co. They shipped livestock to Europe under the Marshall Plan, and also shipped cattle to Israel under the supervision of veterinarians from Brandeis University. All the family stories of “the early days” had little meaning until she got older and had a greater appreciation of her family’s role in stocking Israel’s cattle supply, and helping rebuild Europe. Before her paternal grandmother, Hilda Gross Levinson passed away at the age of 97, she had the forethought to interview “Mom-Mom” in 2000 on video, to preserve the family history. From her family, Marcy learned many a lesson about business, and has always possessed the entrepreneurial spirit.
Marcy married Lt. Col. Craig Brooks, United States Army, JAG in 2008 and they are members of Congregation B’Nai Torah.
They live happily with their rescue dog, Seven.