Jack CrissJack Criss is a
native of Jackson, Mississippi. His first series of major published
articles—album reviews—appeared in 1981. Criss hosted a popular
afternoon drive-time talk show on WJNT Newstalk 1180 from 1987-1992,
with a brief stint spent at WSLI Radio. He has interviewed live, among
many others, William F. Buckley, Jr., Robert Bork, Jesse Jackson,
Leonard Peikoff, Michael Kinsley, Fred Barnes, Charles Murray and Allan
Jack Criss has worked as managing editor of the Jackson Business Journal, owner/publisher of the Jackson Business Journal/Metro Business Review, founder/co-publisher of the Mississippi Jewish Record, associate publisher and publisher of Forward Mississippi, executive editor of the Delta Business Journal, and executive editor of Delta Magazine,
as well as executive vice-president of the public relations/advertising
firm, Coopwood Communications, in Cleveland, Mississippi. He is
currently publisher of the business paper, Metro Business Chronicle.
His articles and op-eds have appeared in: Mississippi Business Journal, The Clarion-Ledger, the Northside Sun, the Republican Liberty Caucus News, The Association of Objectivist Businessmen News, Full Context, Mississippi Woods and Waters,
and others. Jack Criss has made frequent appearances on Mississippi
ETV’s Statewide Live discussing political issues and is a noted speaker,
covering topics ranging from political philosophy to customer service.Ready, Aim, Right! is a collection of Jack Criss's best editorials, essays, reviews, and profiles.
Jack Criss is the current president of the
national organization The Association of Objectivist Businessmen and has
been active with the Metro Crime Commission in Jackson, the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, the Epilepsy Foundation and was a former member of the
Downtown Jackson Rotary Club.
Jack Criss is married to Natalie West Criss,
herself a noted business writer, and the couple have two children:
Katie, 12, and Dagny, 3. They live in Brandon, Mississippi. He is a
graduate of Wingfield High School in Jackson and attended Hinds Junior
College and Millsaps College where he studied philosophy.