WASHINGTON (March 14, 2013)—The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Janelle Richards on her promotion to Associate Producer at the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Richards has been a researcher on the program conducting research on stories and special projects, pitching and field producing stories, producing content for the web, and serving as a backup to the show's line producer. She has worked on the program since June 2011.
"We're extremely proud of the career Janelle has had so far," said NABJ
President Gregory Lee, Jr. "I know that she'll continue to grow and to
thrive at NBC News and we wish her much success."
Prior to working at Nightly News, she was a participant in the prestigious NBC News' "News Associates Program," a pioneering talent development program geared towards bringing a diverse group of talent to the network. While a News Associate her rotations included Weekend Today Show, theGrio.com and Nightly News with Brian Williams.
A 2009 graduate of Spelman College, and a 2010 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Richards completed two separate internships at CNN, interned at WSB-TV, CBS Newspath, and completed an on-air project with MTVU. Additionally, she worked as a Program Assistant at the National Association of Black Journalists.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.