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Congratulations to these NABJ members on reaching new heights in their careers. We wish you continued success!
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 Issue: Nov. 20, 2017

 
MADAME VICE PRESIDENT
Kimberly Godwin has been named vice president of news for CBS, where she will be responsible for the editorial direction, launch and coordination of all CBS News newsgathering resources domestically and around the globe. She will also stay in the role of executive director for Development and Diversity, where she has enhanced CBS News' profile at conferences around the country and cultivated a strong pipeline of potential employees. Godwin has served as senior broadcast producer of the CBS Evening News since 2014.
SHE'S THE BOSS
Kimberly S. Johnson has been named professional products editor at The Wall Street Journal, a role central to the organization's effort to provide business and financial professionals specialized content that helps them understand their industries and advance their careers. She will be responsible for a dozen professional verticals and lead a team of more than 60 journalists. Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal as news editor for CFO Journal, she spent five years covering financial activity in sub-Saharan Africa for various publications including The Financial Times, Global Post, and The Africa Report magazine.
MANAGING IN MISSISSIPPI
Veteran journalist Harvey Parson has been named managing editor of Mississippi Today. He comes to the post from the Arizona Republic, where he worked for 17 years in jobs including News Editor and City Editor for the East Valley.
ANOTHER CONTRIBUTION
NPR's first full-time television critic, Eric Deggans, has been signed by NBC and MSNBC to be a contributor, where he will discuss media and television issues. He came to NPR from the Tampa Bay Times and he is the author of, "Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation." Deggans was the recipient of the NABJ A&E Task Force's legacy award in 2013.
AND THE EMMY GOES TO...
James Hammond III won a 2017 Emmy award for Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports) for his special, "The 34th Annual Black Music and The Civil Rights Movement Concert," which aired on KTXA in Fort Worth, Texas. He served as director, producer and technical director for the program.
FROM PRINT TO TV, PART 1
Yamiche Alcindor is joining PBS NewsHour as White House correspondent. Alcindor has been a national political reporter for the New York Times since 2015, covering race and social justice issues and the 2016 presidential campaign, She has also covered Congress and federal social welfare policies. Alcindor, NABJ's Emerging Journalist of the Year in 2013, will continue as a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC.
FROM PRINT TO TV, PART 2
Abby Phillip has joined CNN's White House team. She came to CNN from the Washington Post, where she also covered the White House. She was also a digital reporter for ABC News.
AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
Gerrick D. Kennedy has released his new book, "Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap." The book covers the stunning rise, fall and legacy of N.W.A, one of America's most revered and iconic enduring music groups, who put their stamp on pop culture, black culture, and who changed hip-hop music forever. He is anaward-winning journalist who covers pop music for the Los Angeles Times. He was was named NABJ's Emerging Journalist of the Year in 2012.
ALL BUSINESS
Tory Parrish has been named a business reporter at Newsday in Long Island, N.Y. She was previously a reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation won NABJ Chapter of the Year honors in 2015 and 2017 during her tenure as president.
KEEPING IT DIVERSE
St. Louis Public Radio and three other public radio stations across the country have jointly selected Holly Edgell to serve as editor of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Diversity Initiative. Edgell will be based in St. Louis and will supervise reporters at St .Louis Public Radio, KCUR in Kansas City, WNPR in Hartford, Conn., and KOPB in Portland, Ore., to develop new audiences and talent and expand efforts to produce diverse content and services. She was previously interim digital director at WEWS-TV in Cleveland.
ANCHORS AWAY, PART 1
Brittney Johnson has been named the morning co-anchor at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C. She will co-anchor Eyewitness News Daybreak on Channel 9 and Eyewitness News This Morning on TV64. Johnson joined the station as a reporter in March 2015 had been anchoring the weekend morning news. She previously worked as a reporter/anchor at KARK in Little Rock, Ark.
ANCHORS AWAY, PART 2
Brittny McGraw is the new weekday evening anchor at WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Va. She was previously the weekend morning anchor at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.
RADIO! RADIO!
Lisa D. Tinsley has founded KISA Public Radio. As program director, she runs an online African-American news and culture station based in Atlanta. She partners with exceptional journalists from around the world highlighting historical events, newsmakers, stories and issues affecting the African-American community.You may hear the program daily at www.KisaRadio.org.
 

MYSTERY SOLVED?
Stephanie Frederic has released her six-hour investigative A&E Series, "Who Killed Tupac?"The series focused on the investigation, 21 years after his death, of prolific and influential rapper and actor Tupac Shakur.Famed civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, served as host of the series. Frederic, who has covered the case for decades for various national news outlets, is the series' creator, on-camera investigator and executive producer.
GRANTED!
Marissa Evans, the health/human services policy reporter atThe Texas Tribune in Austin, traveled to Warsaw and Krakow in Poland through a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant to write about why the country's maternal mortality rate is low and what lessons Texas can take from them. She is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.
AUTHOR! AUTHOR! PART 2
Robert Toporek's new book, "Hands on Parenting," is out now. The book was designed to give parents a background understanding of the power and importance of touch in early childhood growth and development.
SHE'S ON THE BOARD
Catherine Brown Mables was re-elected for a third two-year term as SAG-AFTRA National Vice President, Broadcasters at the 2017 SAG-AFTRA National Convention in Los Angeles in October. She also serves on the Chicago local board of SAG-AFTRA. A member of NABJ since 1990, she is a former public affairs and political producer and web writer at NBC10/WCAU in Philadelphia.
CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATE!
Desmond Dickerson has graduated from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La., with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and with minors in Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism and Marketing. He begins graduate school in the spring for a master's degree in sociology, with coursework in journalism.

MAKING NEWS
Corderro McMurry, a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, gained national attention with a research paper for his critical methods class. McMurry was interviewed by Cosmopolitan magazine for his paper, entitled "How a Kardashian Changed My Life."
A RISING STAR
Brittany Cummings was named one of PR News' 2017 Rising PR Stars Under 30. This award recognizes budding public relations leaders across the globe. Cummings received this honor while working at the global PR firm Weber Shandwick, but has moved into a new role at Marriott International as Senior Manager of PR for the 'Buzz' and Content teams. Before starting her PR career, Cummings spent five years as a television news producer, first with CNN in Atlanta followed by Al Jazeera America in New York City. She now resides in Washington, D.C.




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