Rebecca Burns

About Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns is an Atlanta-based journalist and the former editor in chief of Atlanta magazine. She is the author of books that include Burial for a King, about the Atlanta aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, and Rage in the Gate City, about a little-known 1906 Atlanta race riot. She teaches journalism at Emory University and is at work on her fourth book, an account of the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917.