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:
Gregory Lee
Senior Managing Editor
The Athletic
Washington, D.C.
Dorothy Tucker
Investigative Reporter
Chicago, Illinois
Marlon A. Walker
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
Vice President - Broadcast
Ken Lemon
Charlotte, North Carolina
Vice President - Digital
Roland Martin
Nu Vision Media, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
Ernest Owens
Ernest Media Empire, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cheryl Smith
Editor and Publisher
I Messenger Media
Dallas, Texas


Region I Director


Christopher Nelson
Coordinating Producer
New York, New York
Tory Parrish
Business Reporter
New York, New York


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


Student Representative


Enjoyiana Nururdin
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!
Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig
2019 NABJ Elections Committee Chairwoman