Dexter Chambers is director of the Atlanta City Council Office of Communications. A graduate of the University of Alabama College of Communication, Chambers gained experience in newspaper reporting while covering government beats with the New Orleans Times Picayune; The Dallas Morning News; New York Newsday and the Pensacola News Journal, Fl. Dexter was a member of the 1996 Newsday staff during the coverage of the TWA crash which won Newsday the coveted Pulitzer Prize.
His current duties include overseeing a staff of five, drafting press releases, speeches and other critical written materials at the request of city councilmembers and maintaining relationships with media staff and editors.
Other responsibilities include developing and editing public information materials (annual reports, brochures, directories, newsletters and booklets) to provide the general public with information on their city council. Chambers can be reached at 404-330-6309 or by email at dchambers_at_atlantaga.gov
Thermice Jordan Bevelle is the host, producer and writer for "City Talk," a local cable show that focuses on the Atlanta City Council. As the city councilís press secretary, Thermice assists the public and the media with any information relating to the legislative branch of municipal government. Her work involves the research of reports, policies, and other city related business and formatting that information into press releases, media advisories, and public service announcements. She also coordinates press conferences and works closely with local reporters and photographers on important city issues.
In addition to responding to media and to public inquiries, Thermice edits all publications produced by the Office of Council Communications.
Before joining the city, Thermice worked as a television anchor/reporter in West Virginia. Prior to that, she worked for two television stations here in Atlanta. The South Carolina native earned her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Georgia Southern University.