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NABJ Extends Condolences to the Edwards Family
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 22, 2019) The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) extends its condolences, prayers and thoughts to the family, friends and colleagues of Marsha Edwards, Christopher Edwards II and Erin Edwards. Marsha, Christopher and Erin were NABJ members from the Atlanta area.

  

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported their deaths earlier today. The story is available here.


 


NABJ Mourns the Loss of Veteran New Orleans Anchor Nancy Parker
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 16, 2019) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is mourning the loss of veteran New Orleans journalist and WVUE FOX 8 News anchor Nancy Parker.
 
Beloved by her community, Parker, 53, served as an anchor on daily newscasts at FOX 8 for more than 20 years. She passed in a small plane crash while working on a story in New Orleans East on Friday afternoon. The plane’s pilot also passed.

 

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NABJ Elects Dorothy Tucker as the 22nd
President to Lead the Association
 
MIAMI (Aug. 9, 2019) --The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) elected its Vice President-Broadcast, Dorothy Tucker as the 22nd President of the Association. Tucker, an investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago garnered411 votes, defeating Gregory Lee Jr., senior managing director of the Athletic, (203 votes); and Marlon Walker, education reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (138 Votes).

 

Tucker joined CBS 2 Chicago from KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, PA, where she worked as a general assignment reporter and talk show host. Prior to that, Tucker worked at KWGN-TV in Denver, CO, REG-TV in Memphis, TN (1979-80). Tucker began her broadcasting career in Peoria, IL. at WMBD-TV, after serving as an intern at CBS 2 Chicago in 1977. Tucker previously served on the NABJ Board of Directors as Region V Director.
 
"I talk for a living, but I am speechless...I am humbled by your support over the last few months," said Tucker. "One of the greatest things about running for this position is the opportunity to meet so many members and engage with you. I promise I will earn your vote and respect. I will represent everyone."

 

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Thank you for entrusting me with your vote and your confidence in my ability to lead NABJ into the future. I am humbled, excited and will work hard to earn every vote that was cast. Now more than ever, our members need and deserve affordable and accessible resources designed to help them excel and navigate in our ever-changing industry.

During my first few hours as President on the last day of the #NABJ19 Convention, I made a few announcements to set the tone for our administration. (I say “our” because truly we are in this together.)

Here's a glimpse at just a few things you can expect. Rest assured the list is growing. READ MORE...

 

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What People Are Saying About NABJ's New Leadership 

 

 


 

 

NABJ Announces
Salute to Excellence Winners
Photo credit: AJ Shorter Photography
Byron Pitts, anchor and chief national correspondent at ABC News and Harris Faulkner, anchor and host of “Outnumbered Overtime,” at FOX News co-hosted NABJ's Salute to Excellence in Miami during its National Convention & Career Fair. Photos from the Convention will be available online next week.
MIAMI (Aug. 12, 2019) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates the winners of the 2019 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards. The competition is the only event in the United States that honors exemplary coverage of African/ African-American people or issues exclusively. The Salute to Excellence Awards Gala highlights the work of media organizations and individuals involved in collegiate, digital, print, television, radio, photojournalism, podcasting and public relations/marketing categories.

 

There were more than 20 main categories and nearly 120 subcategories and winners.

 

 "Judges were impressed with the caliber of entries, which made it really tough to choose winners in many of the categories because of the exceptional competition," said Executive Director Drew Berry. "We congratulate all of our winners and finalists for a job well done.”

Winners were announced Saturday, Aug. 10, at the annual NABJ Salute to Excellence gala during the NABJ Convention & Career Fair in Miami, where more than 4,100 convention attendees gathered -- the largest in the organization's history.

 

Award listings are available as follows or see the full list of 2019 NABJ Salute to Excellence Award winners as noted below.


 

Collegiate & Digital Media Award Winners:
Click here.
 
Large Market/Network Radio, Television, Print Award Winners:
Click here.
 
Photojournalism, Podcasts, Magazine, PR & Marketing Award Winners:
Click here.
 
Small-Medium Market Radio,Television, Print Award Winners:
Click here.
 
See the full list of 2019 NABJ Salute to Excellence Award winners here.

 

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