SocialAtlanta Editor-in-Chief

Brett Graff

Brett Graff is’s editor-in-chief and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report.

SocialAtlanta Contributors

Manny Hernandez

Manny Hernandez has been covering social, lifestyle and art scenes all over the country for more than 29 years. Manny was born and raised in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood and is a proud alumnus of Miami-Dade College and Florida International University. He’s written two books containing coveted celebrity photos spanning nearly three decades. His contributions are showcased weekly in newspapers and glossy magazines all over the world including the London Mirror, CNN, the New York Post, the New York Times, the Miami Herald, People magazine, Getty Images and much anticipated photo gallery, SOCIAL Manny, on

Dana Shemesh

Dana Shemesh has over 16 years experience as a journalist, contributing to The Associated Press, CNN, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, BBC Travel, The Jerusalem Post, Travelgirl Magazine, Modern Luxury, Ozy Media, Mommy Poppins, and Narcity.  Dana was raised in Atlanta and is a proud resident of Sandy Springs where she resides with her husband and two boys.

Gabrielle Anwar

Born in Berkshire, England, attending the Italia Conti Performing Arts Academy in London, the accomplished Gabrielle Anwar has over 45 film and television performances to her credit in both Europe and the States, including her breakout film Scent of a Woman, where she was whisked off her feet into an acclaimed tango with Al Pacino.

Lauren Finney Harden

Lauren Finney Harden is a veteran magazine editor and writer who focuses on lifestyle verticals like fashion, beauty, parenting, travel and food. Since graduating from the University of Georgia, she’s held positions at Cosmopolitan, Lonely Planet, Modern Luxury and more. Now, she writes for brands and publications such as Southern Living, Garden & Gun, InStyle, Today’s Parent, and Atlanta magazine with a focus on commerce and trends. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter.

Claudia Potamkin

Reporting on books and music, Claudia Potamkin began her professional career in media as a sportscaster in the late 70’s, producing sports news for newstalk radio WNWS and ABC’s Channel 10 and broadcasting play-by-play and color commentary for Miami Hurricanes baseball on WVUM.

Kara Burnstine

Kara Burnstine is the owner of Nutrition Your Weigh in Miami. She’s a registered dietitian who offers professional nutrition education and counseling.

Shawn Matos

Born and raised on St. Croix, in the U.S Virgin Islands, Shaun Matos brings a unique approach to photography and videography. He has a portfolio of branding projects for big-name clients such as Takeoff and Quavo from the group Migos, Universal Republic Records, Warner Music Group, WNBA Basketball player Monique Billings and more. His work has been featured on various online websites, including MTV News, Billboard Magazine, and Vibe Magazine. His website is