College Park, MD (December 23, 2011)-- NBC-5 Chicago producer,
Carol Ash has been appointed Special Events Chair for the National Association
of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2012 Convention & Career Fair, held June 20-24,
in New Orleans.
was selected by NABJ President Greg Lee to work alongside Convention Chair, Rod
Hicks and Program Chair, Benet Wilson, and has been tasked with leading special
NABJ expects thousands of journalists, media
executives, public relations professionals, and students in attendance to
network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate
excellence in journalism. NABJ will host an array of special events during the
convention including: the Salute to Excellence Gala, the NABJ Gospel Brunch,
the NABJ National Golf Tournament, and NABJ After Dark. For the full convention
schedule and information on additional special events, please visit here.
Orleans 2012 is gearing up to be one of the best Conventions NABJ has ever had.
I am pleased that Carol Ash will be spearheading our special events," said
President Lee. "Our marquee
social events are what make NABJ Conventions special.
Carol has the vision and the experience to make those events memorable for
recently launched and currently produces the NBC-5 Chicago news at noon. She
has 15 years’ experience in news and has worked at 5 television stations across
holds a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt
University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Southern Illinois
University-Carbondale. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Kennedy King College
in Chicago where she teaches writing/producing classes and led the launch of
the Media Communications Department’s student run newscast. She also led the colleges Emmy Award-winning coverage of the 2008
is a long-time, committed NABJ member, and has been active both national and
locally. She has served as Deputy Region IV Director, President
& Secretary of the Palm Beach Association of Black Journalists, and
Scholarship Chair of the Triangle Association of Black
Journalists. Nationally she's served as Mentorship Co-Chair,
and Executive board member of the Young Journalist Task Force.
has produced a number of NABJ events including local and regional award and
scholarship galas, The Gospel Brunch, and Salute to Excellence Gala. Ash
is also producing the upcoming NABJ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held
next month in Washington, DC.
is seeking volunteers and coordinators to assist with special events for the convention, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/carolash, or @carol_ash on
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NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation and provides
educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide.