NABJ Congratulates Members Yvette Miley and Trymaine Lee
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Posted by: Aprill Turner
(November 20, 2012) --The National Association of Black
Journalists (NABJ) congratulates Yvette Miley who has been promoted to Senior
Vice President at MSNBC, and Trymaine Lee who will join the network as a
national writer for MSNBC.com.
retains the title of Executive Editor joined MSNBC in 2009 to oversee the
network’s dayside programming. She has helped shepherd the network’s steady
ratings growth and also overseen the development of new programs.
Prior to working at MSNBC she was the News Director
at the NBC owned and operated stations in Miami and Birmingham. She is a 1985
graduate of the University of Florida.
"Yvette is a
talented news manager who can see the big picture, works to inspire her team,
and never lose sight of small but important details. I know she’ll continue to
help MSNBC thrive,” said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr.
Trymaine Lee had been a senior writer for The Huffington Post since March 2011. He
specialized in coverage of the African-American and gained acclaimed for his
coverage of the Trayvon Martin Case.
Earlier in his career he was a staff writer for The New York Times from 2006 until 2011.
From 2005 to late 2006 he was a reporter for The Times-Picayune, which he
joined from The Trentonian.
In 2006 he was part of The Times-Picayune team,
which won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
That same year he received NABJ's Emerging Journalist of the Year Award, which
recognizes a journalist whose early career achievements show tremendous
"I am excited for Trymaine as he begins a new
chapter in his already accomplished career. He is a tenacious reporter who
works hard at telling stories in a compelling way," President Lee noted.
"Readers and viewers are sure to take note at his stories across
Lee a 2003 graduate of Rowan University began his
professional career as a reporter The
both Miley and Lee continued success.
An advocacy group
established in 1975 in Washington, D.C. NABJ is the largest organization of
journalists of color in the nation and provides educational, career development
and support to black journalists