Joyann Jeffrey is more than just a staff writer for Closer Weekly — she’s also the mastermind behind the site’s ever-growing Instagram account. If you need the scoop on all things royals, celebrity romances and Hollywood’s cutest kids, then Joyann is your gal!
Work or writing background leading to expertise
A young African American millennial, Joyann’s work has been published on other American Media Inc. websites such as In Touch Weekly and Life & Style Weekly. When she’s creating content for Closer, she enjoys writing about Hollywood’s black community, the music scene in N.Y. and L.A and all of your favorite TV shows like Dancing with the Stars.
She’s also covered a few real-time events like the Met Gala, Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys and so much more. Not to mention, she’s also become a pro at breaking news. You can surely say that nothing is out of reach for this multilingual journalist!
After receiving her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2016 and her bachelor’s from Penn State University in 2014, Joyann is well-versed in all of the skills that make up a great journalist. Her goal is to one day become an on-camera reporter who’ll deliver the news in the only way she knows how — with integrity and flair!
In January 2018, Joyann started working on Closer‘s digital team as an intern and was soon promoted to a full-time staff writer. When she’s not writing, she’s interviewing celebrities — a.k.a the magazine’s hottest stars — on various red carpets in New York City. Her favorite interviews include singers Kelly Rowland and Alexa Ray Joel, Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford, celebrity chef Graham Elliot, The Chew cohost Clinton Kelly, TV personality Sheryl Underwood and many more.
Before Joyann began working at Closer Weekly, she interned at NBC News, ABC News and AMI’s print team. Needless to say, Joyann is a hard worker who has gained a lot of experience in print, online and broadcast journalism.