Breya Jones

Ida B. Wells Fellow

Breya Jones is our Ida B. Wells Southern Fellow. She’s based in Louisville, Kentucky, where she covers arts and culture for NPR member station WFPL. While at Louisville Public Media, she has focused on highlighting the voices of historically underrepresented communities, covering issues including arts initiatives in neighborhoods of color, inequities in the public park system, and the continued community response to the police killing of Breonna Taylor in 2020. Born and raised in Louisville, Jones attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where she studied journalism and political science. She will be investigating higher art education and the collegiate accreditation process.