Jabari Gibbs

The Current

Reporter Profile

Jabari Gibbs covers Glynn County in Coastal Georgia at The Current. Before joining Report for America, Gibbs was an Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow at The Current, covering Savannah government and city politics. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2023, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Inkwell, the campus newspaper. Under his leadership, the paper received multiple awards for investigating neglected student housing conditions. When he is not writing, Gibbs enjoys watching the NBA and going on long walks.

Beat: Accountability in Glynn County

In February 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was murdered when he was jogging in Glynn County, Georgia. For months, his family nor his community knew what had happened—a lack of accountability that illustrates the critical news vacuums in Coastal Georgia. The Current is filling that gap with an accountability reporter to cover the majority minority town of Brunswick and the diverse rural surrounding county.