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Lee Ivory appointed NABJ Region II Director

Tuesday, September 3, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Lee Ivory appointed NABJ Region II Director

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, September 3, 2013) – Educator and former news executive Lee Ivory has been appointed Region II Director for the National Association of Black Journalists, effective immediately for the 2013-2015 term.

NABJ President Bob Butler named Ivory to the position vacated by Corey Dade, who was elected NABJ Secretary last month. Region II is made up of Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. While this is Ivory's first term on the Board of Directors, he has a long, distinguished record of leadership within NABJ, including as a past President of the Washington Association of Black Journalists.

Ivory currently teaches journalism and multimedia at American University in Washington and owns the media consulting firm Ivory Communications. In 2011, he taught journalism and multimedia courses at Virginia Commonwealth University as the Virginius Dabney Distinguished Professor.

"I'm honored that Lee has accepted my invitation to serve," Butler said. "I believe his experience in journalism and academia will help strengthen the interaction between our full members and journalism educators."

Previously, Ivory worked at Gannett Company, Inc. for 26 years in a variety of capacities, including as a news editor, managing editor and national editor for Gannett News Service. He also was publisher and executive editor of USA Today Sports Weekly. 


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

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