Dear NABJ members:
 
Thank you for your continued support of NABJ and its many educational programs and advocacy endeavors.
 
As an NABJ member, you have access to many benefits. One of the most important benefits is the opportunity, every two years, to help elect our association's leadership that will ensure its future path.
 
The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the list of certified candidates for the 2019-2021 Board of Directors:
 
President
 
Gregory Lee
Senior Managing Editor
The Athletic
Washington, D.C.
 
Dorothy Tucker
Investigative Reporter
WBBM-TV
Chicago, Illinois
 
Marlon A. Walker
Reporter
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
 
Vice President - Broadcast
 
Ken Lemon
Reporter
WSOC-TV
Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Vice President - Digital
 
Roland Martin
CEO
Nu Vision Media, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
 
Secretary
 
Ernest Owens
CEO
Ernest Media Empire, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Cheryl Smith
Editor and Publisher
I Messenger Media
Dallas, Texas

 

 
Region I Director

 

 
Christopher Nelson
Coordinating Producer
MSNBC/NBC News
New York, New York
 
Tory Parrish
Business Reporter
Newsday
New York, New York

 

 
Region III Director
 
Rod Carter
Weekend Anchor/Reporter
WFLA
Tampa, Florida
 
Stephen Wright
News Operations Manager
KXAS NBC 5
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

 

 
Student Representative

 

 
Enjoyiana Nururdin
Student
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

 

 
To review the candidates' information and platform goals, as well as the rules and deadlines, please visit the elections page on the NABJ website here.

 

 
Please review some key information about our elections process below.

 

 
Saturday, June 1, is the deadline for current or lapsed members to renew their membership, or for first-time members to join, in order to be eligible to vote via the following options:
 
  • Mail-in voting before this year's convention
  • Electronic voting before and during the convention
  • Election Day voting at the convention
 
 
The convention will be held Aug. 7-11 at theJW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Miami.At the convention, on Election Day, you will be able to vote in person in a designated area at the JW Marriott. However, you can opt out of waiting in line by taking advantage of online voting while at the convention, until the polls close at 5 p.m. Final election results will, of course, be announced as soon as possible after the polls close.

 

 
Thank you for participating in this year's elections. Be sure to vote!
 
Now, let the campaigning begin! And we hope to see you in Miami!
 
Sincerely,
 
Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig
2019 NABJ Elections Committee Chairwoman
510-333-9924