Barnett Wright

Barnett Wright is an award-winning reporter who has been recognized for his journalism in Birmingham, AL and Philadelphia, PA.

In Birmingham, he worked at and The Birmingham News, part of the Alabama Media Group, where he covered municipal and county government and served as lead reporter on Jefferson County’s record-setting municipal bankruptcy. He exposed Jefferson County corruption cases, including financial transactions that led to the convictions of more than a dozen county officials.

Wright served as lead reporter on Birmingham News coverage of the 50th anniversary commemorations of 1963 civil rights marches and is author of “1963: How the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Changed America and the World (The Birmingham News Company).”

He received awards for his work from the Alabama Press Association; The Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Pictures of the Year International Competition for Newspaper Special Section.

In Philadelphia, he served as an editor at The Philadelphia Tribune. He won a number of National Newspaper Publishers Association Awards (NNPA) while in Philadelphia.