Marlon A. Walker currently is a member of the education team at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he covers DeKalb County Schools.
2005 Undergraduate: Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Fla.
Walker has been a professional journalist for 10 years, working for news organizations including: the Tampa Bay Times; (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer; the Associated Press; the (Macon, Ga.) Telegraph; the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Detroit Free Press. He also is a longtime freelancer for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and a mentor to college students and young journalists across the country.
Walker has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as the Missouri Press Association and the Georgia Associated Press for his work. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and a local and national member of the National Association of Black Journalists, where he currently is national chair of the Print Journalism Task Force and editor of the NABJ Journal.
I am the best candidate to be NABJ’s next Vice President of Print because of my current relationships with print media managers and my ongoing desire to recruit and retain members of color in newsrooms across the country. It is something for which I have advocated as chair of NABJ’s Print Journalism Task Force, a position I have held since 2013.