Washington (October 10, 2012)
--The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) extends sincerest
congratulations to member, Ken Strickland on his promotion to Vice President
and D.C. Bureau Chief at NBC News.
Strickland who has been with
NBC News since 1995 has steadily climbed the ranks at the network where he
began as an associate producer at "Dateline." He would later serve as
a White House producer, before being promoted to supervising producer where he
helped lead the network's Congressional reporting team. Strickland was appointed
deputy bureau chief in early 2011.
"I congratulate Ken on
this much-deserved promotion. He is well-respected within our industry,"
said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "Ken is always a willing mentor to up
and coming reporters and producers. I know that NBC will most certainly benefit
from his energetic and engaging leadership. He is sure to continue to make an
impact in D.C. and beyond."
The Joliet, Illinois native
earned his degree in mass communications at Middle Tennessee State University
in 1989. His first job out of college was as a tape editor at CNN.
NABJ wishes Mr. Strickland
much success in his new role.
An advocacy group
established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for
journalists of color in the nation, and