NABJ Mourns the Loss of E. Steven Collins, Radio One’s Director of Urban Marketing
Monday, September 9, 2013
Posted by: Scott Berry
NABJ Mourns the Loss
of E. Steven Collins, Radio One’s Director of Urban Marketing and External
Relations and Host of Philly Speaks
WASHINGTON, DC (September 9, 2013)– The National Association of
Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of E. Steven Collins,Radio
One’s Director of Urban Marketing and External Relations and Host of Philly
Collins passed away early Monday morning just after midnight at
Chestnut Hill hospital from a fatal heart attack. He was surrounded by his
family and close friends at the time of his passing. He was 58.
Collins, better known as E., is by far one of the most
well-known and respected names in Philadelphia broadcasting, with a
distinguished thirty-year history headlined by his passionate devotion to the
No stranger to the national spotlight, Collins’s unique insight
and perspective has been featured on a variety of local and national media
including CN8, Comcast Newsmakers and Fox 29′s Good Day Philadelphia. During
the 2008 Presidential Election period, Collins appeared numerous times on
MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews; Mid days and MSNBC Weekends. He also
appeared on CNN Midday, CNN’s American Morning with John Roberts, CNN Weekend
and PBS News Hour.
"It is never easy
to say goodbye to one of our own," said NABJ President Bob Butler.
"E. Steven was a friend and mentor to many NABJ members. He will be
A graduate of Temple University, Collins was set to receive the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media
Award and be inducted into Temple's School of Media &
Communication Hall of Fame next month.
"E. Steven was a long-time member
and friend to PABJ, said Dawn Angelique Roberts, NABJ Associate Representative.
"My thoughts and prayers are with E’s wife, Lisa, sons, Rashid and Langston as
well as all of his relatives, friends, mentees, listeners, PABJ family, and
both the Radio One and Clear Channel family.”
NABJ offers its sincerest condolences to Mr. Collins’s family,
friends, colleagues and his extended radio family.
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.