February 6, 2014
President of NABJ
NABJ members are moving up and moving on.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin recently announced that digital journalist and political analyst Joy-Ann Reid will anchor the network’s 2 p.m. Eastern hour, Monday through Friday, starting on Monday, February 24.
I called Reid to commend her and she is looking forward to the new opportunity.
I am also happy to recognize Mara Schiavocampo who has joined ABC News as a New York-based correspondent, reporting for all platforms in her new role. Schiavocampo has served on the NABJ Board of Directors and was NABJ’s Emerging Journalist of the Year in 2007.
Suzanne Malveaux, Emmy award-winning journalist and co-anchor of CNN’s "Around the World,” is returning to Washington, D.C. as CNN’s national correspondent. The move allows Malveaux to be closer to her mother, who struggles with ALS.
It’s hard to believe that Wesley Lowery graduated from Ohio University in 2012. Since then he’s been an NABJ Student Representative, a METPRO Reporting Fellow at the Los Angeles Times, a general assignment reporter at the Boston Globe and now he’s been hired to cover Congress and politics at the Washington Post.
Finally, a big ups to Jerry McCormick, founding president of the San Diego Association of Black Journalists. McCormick spent two decades in newspapers and transitioned to broadcast news producing in 2009. He has just been hired as an executive producer for Lin Media’s KION in Portland. He starts March 3 and says he looks forward to starting an NABJ chapter in Portland.
On behalf of the NABJ Board of Directors, it is my great pleasure to congratulate all on their outstanding achievements.
Yours in Service!
Bob Butler, NABJ President
I want to thank the outgoing board members for their service to NABJ and their
commitment to every one of our members. Their hard work and sacrifice
has made this organization stronger and has made an impact in newsrooms
across this country. More...