Regina Brett is a columnist for The Plain Dealer, a daily newspaper serving Cleveland, Ohio. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary in 2008 and 2009. Her first book, "God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours" was published in April, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. It is now in 20 countries. Her second book, "Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible", was published in 2012.
Previous to her work at The Plain Dealer, Brett worked as a columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio for seven years. Over the course of her career, Brett has written almost 2,000 newspaper columns.
From 2006 to 2010, Brett hosted "The Sound of Ideas," a radio show on WCPN 90.3FM, a NPR affiliate located in Cleveland. She currently hosts "The Regina Brett Show" on 89.7 WKSU, Kent State's public radio station. The weekly program was inspired by Brett's book and invites listeners to join a conversation on a variety of topics.
Brett has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master's degree in religious studies from John Carroll University.
In 1998, Brett was diagnosed with breast cancer and included her experiences of chemotherapy and her recuperation in her columns in the Akron Beacon Journal. These columns earned her a National Headliner Award.