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The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the list of certified candidates for the 2019-2021 Board of Directors: 



Dorothy Tucker
Investigative Reporter
Chicago, Illinois


Dorothy Tucker is NABJ Vice President, Broadcast and is serving her second term. She is a CBS Chicago Investigative Reporter and a talk show host on WVON-Radio.


Honors graduate from Northwestern University, School of Speech, Radio/TV/Film


Tucker is a former Regional Director, has held leadership positions in Denver, Memphis and Pittsburgh and is dedicated to her Chicago chapter, where she co-chairs an annual jobs fair that attracts 30 news outlets, 200 members and in 2018 resulted in a dozen hires. She helped the NABJ national organization recover from a $400,000 deficit and eventually achieve a $1.2 million dollar surplus. Tucker is a skilled fundraiser, securing support from first time sponsors, Vice Media, Gift of Hope and Uber which offered free rides for 40 NABJ student project attendees and $10 discount for 4,000 NABJ/NAHJ  members.

Related Experience

Tucker created the NABJ Producer Database, which has more than a hundred members. It connects content providers who work at print, TV and digital outlets with news managers looking to hire. She revived NABJ webinars to offer members year round programming that features profiles of industry leaders, investigative reporting tips, or personal growth seminars. Tucker secured support from first time sponsors, Vice Media, Gift of Hope and Uber. Tucker is on the forefront of advocacy having led or participated in meeting with top managers from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNBC, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Buzzfeed and Vice and others.


NABJ is the nation’s premiere voice for black journalists. We must now become the primary information source about black journalists. That will translate into increased power, respect and funding. Under my leadership we will produce data on everything from the positions we hold to the content news organizations produce. We will pressure companies to diversify their workplaces and grade them in all areas of employment.

During my tenure as VP broadcast, our advocacy resulted in meaningful network hires and promotions. We must now broaden our advocacy to print and digital, so all news organizations will be fairly scrutinized.

  Listing Updated: April 1, 2019



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