NABJ Congratulates Member Kerwin Speight On His Promotion at NBC Washington
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Posted by: Aprill Turner
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2015) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Kerwin Speight on his promotion to Manager of Community Affairs at NBC Washington / WRC-TV (Ch. 4), the NBC owned and operated station in the nation’s capital.
“Kerwin is an exceptional choice to help spearhead NBC Washington’s efforts to engage the community that it serves,” said NABJ President Bob Butler. “A native of Washington, DC he clearly understands the market, he knows the community, knows the station, and knows the type of efforts which will allow the station to make a deeper impact on greater Washington.”
Beginning in June Speight will be the station’s chief liaison to the public and create and execute the station’s public service initiatives.
He was most recently the nightside executive producer at WRC-TV. Earlier in his career he held executive producer positions at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, PA, and at KCRA-TV in Sacramento. He also worked as a producer at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, and at KHOU-TV in Houston. He began his career as a production assistant at WRC.
A committed member of NABJ and himself an “NABJ Baby”, Speight has frequently served as a mentor at the Multimedia Short Courses North Carolina A & T State University.
Speight has been recognized for his work by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC), Nor Carl RTDNA, the North Carolina Associated Press and the Chesapeake Associated Press. He is a 2002 graduate of American University.
NABJ wishes Mr. Speight much success in his new role.
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.