Keely Brewer

Daily Memphian

Reporter Profile

Keely Brewer covers the environmental impacts on communities of color for the Daily Memphian, an online publication in Memphis, Tennessee. Brewer is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in news media and served as editor-in-chief of The Crimson White. While there, Brewer launched a campus investigation into COVID-19 reporting tools in partnership with the Poynter Institute. She has covered Tuscaloosa, Alabama as an intern at the Tuscaloosa News, and has reported on the impact of faith-based diabetes programs at the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.

Beat: Environmental impacts on local communities of color (Mississippi River Basin Project)

Investigating the effects of the environment on communities of color in Memphis, this journalist works on the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, an initiative of Report for America in partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism and the Society of Environmental Journalists. This unique opportunity offers a network of collaborative reporting, covering water, agriculture and environmental issues across the Mississippi River Basin.