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Congratulations to these NABJ members on reaching new heights in their careers. We wish you continued success!


 Issue: Feb. 13, 2018


Galen Gordon has been named vice president of talent management of the NFL Media Group. He came from ESPN, where he oversaw the development and production of multiple shows including "Mike and Mike". Gordon also oversaw the evolution of "Quite Frankly" to "First Take" and and the shows "Numbers Never Lie" and "The Sports Humanitarian Awards".Most recently, he was directly involved with the show SportsCenter Coast to Coast"

Muna Moushien has been named supervisor of staff development for "CBS This Morning". As the primary recruiter for the New York-based broadcast, she is responsible for developing the skills and careers of more than 40 employees and will also serve as the liaison between senior management and junior associates. Prior to joining "CBS This Morning," she was the coordinator for the Staff Development & Diversity Unit as well as the News Standards and Practices Unit for CBS News.
Carol Daniel has inked a new three-year deal with Entercom Radio (formerly CBS Radio) to continue at KMOX Radio in St. Louis. The award-winning news anchor and president of the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists is celebrating her 23rd with the station.
Janine Mack has joined CNN as a cross platform associate producer. She was previously a producer for KOSA-CBS 7 in Odessa, Texas, and KTAL in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mack has a master's degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University's Newhouse School and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting-telecommunications-mass media from Temple University.
Ismail Vera has accepted a position as an associate writer at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, working on the network's digital platform. He was previously an online and breaking news reporter at the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia.
Kasey Freeman is now a reporter at WRCB-TV, the NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before heading to Chattanooga, Freeman was a multimedia journalist for WDHN-TV, Dothan, Alabama's ABC affiliate.
Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press has published a new book, "The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery." The book, published by Wayne State University Press, includes contributions from actor/director Tim Reid, who compares slavery to a cancer diagnosis, former Detroit News columnist Betty DeRamus who recounts the discrimination she encountered as a young black Detroiter in the south, and the actress Aisha Hinds, who explains how slavery robbed an entire race of value and self-worth.
Former news executive Mark Whitaker has a new book out, "Smoketown The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance," published by Simon and Shuster. The book looks at what he calls the other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place - Pittsburgh- from the 1920s through the 1950s.
Dr. Sybril Bennett has been given Marquette University's 2018 Diederich Collegeof Communication By-line award for her success as an award-winning journalist and professor. Bennett earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Marquette in 1990.
Benét Wilson, NABJ's first Vice President-Digital, has been elected vice president of the Online News Association board's executive committee. She was previously the secretary and has served on the ONA board since 2013.
Theola DeBose has been selected as a mentor for the 2018 SXSW EDU conference in Austin, Texas, where she will speak to attendees about branding and communications. She was NABJ's Emerging Journalist of the Year in 2014 as a reporter for The Washington Post and also served as a political appointee in the Obama administration.

Congratulations to the new board of directors for the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists. They are as follows: President, Benét Wilson; Vice President, Maria Morales; Secretary, Shantee Felix; Treasurer, Monae Bevans; Operation Boomers Chair, Jannette Witmyer; Membership Chair, David C. Steele; Mentor Program Chair, Maria Pitts Roberts; Multimedia Director, Desire Luv Peace; and Immediate Past President, Nicki Mayo.
Congratulations to the new board of directors for The New York Association of Black Journalists. They are as follows: President, Julie Walker; VP Print, Chauncey Alcorn; VP Broadcast, Alexander Quince; Treasurer, Bianca Flowers; Secretary, Stephanie Guerilus; Deputy Secretary, Marisa Palmer; Deputy Treasurer, Natasha Lucas; Member at Large, Ayofemi Kirby; NYABJ Chair, Mariah Brown; and Parliamentarian, Monica Peters.
April Reign has been named Senior Director of Marketing for Fractured Atlas, a non-profit technology company that provides business tools for artists.She will lead the marketing and branding of the company's products and services in the newly created position. She is the creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite and the co-creator of #NoConfederate and has written for countless publicationsincluding Vanity Fair, Essence, The Washington Post and the Guardian.
Nailah Ellis Timberlake has been named the first director of USA Swimming Productions. In this position, Timberlake will be responsible for the creation of original content across all divisions for distribution on USA Swimming's digital, social and print platforms. In this newly created role, she manages the organization's external products and is responsible for producing live shows for air during national and international swimming competitions.



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