John R. Brummett

John Ray “Johnny Ray” Brummett was born December 4, 1953, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

Brummett began writing for his high school newspaper as a sophomore and by his senior year was writing for the Arkansas Democr a t in t he mornings before school . He a ttended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock . Brummett then moved to Conway to be the sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat f rom 1973 to 1977 while attending the University of Central Arkansas . He returned to Little Rock as a political reporter for the Arkansas Gazette , where he wrote his first regular colum n in 1986 . Brummett left in 1990 to become the editor of the Arkansas Times and Arkansas Business . He also began writing a column for the Arkansas Democrat a nd continued with them through the ir transition to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette . Brummett left in 2000 for Donrey Media Group , where he is a syndicated political reporter.

Brummett is also the author of a book, High Wire , about President Bill Clinton's first year in office.

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