NABJ Mourns the Loss of Member Lynne Duke, Washington Post Editor and Writer
Monday, April 22, 2013
Posted by: Tiane Johnson
D.C. (April 22, 2013) –The National Association of Black Journalists
(NABJ) mourns the loss of longtime member Lynne Duke.
Duke, who worked at The Washington Post from 1987 to 2008, died April 19 at her home in Silver Spring, MD. She was 56.
was an exceptional journalist who covered some of the world’s most
important stories, including Nelson Mandela’s release from prison
after 27 years,” said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "We extend our prayers
to Lynne’s husband and another longtime NABJ member Phil Dixon and
Duke began her career at the Miami Herald after graduating from
Columbia University’s journalism school in 1985. She was a Pulitzer
Prize finalist for a 1987 feature article about the violent fallout of
crack cocaine and intransigent poverty at a Miami public housing
In addition to her husband of 13 years, Phillip Dixon, Ms. Duke’s survivors include her
father, Herbert Duke, her mother, Constance Duke-Allston; a brother and
NABJ offers its sincerest condolences to Ms. Duke’s family, as well as her many colleagues and friends.
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.