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NABJ Mourns the Loss of E. Steven Collins, Radio One’s Director of Urban Marketing

Monday, September 09, 2013   (1 Comments)
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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 Speaks.

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 community.

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 missed."

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.

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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.

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Melvin Epps says...
Posted Monday, September 16, 2013
I had the opportunity to know and work with "E" and his wife Lisa. He will be missed but never forgotten God bless his family and his lovely wife Lisa and there Sons.

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