NABJ Congratulates Member Tenisha Bell on Her Appointment as Executive Producer of "CNN Newsroom"
Friday, February 17, 2012
Posted by: Aprill Turner
Washington, DC (February 17, 2012) -- The National Association of Black Journalists offers its sincerest congratulations to NABJ member Tenisha Bell on her appointment as the Executive Producer of "CNN Newsroom with Suzanne Malveaux.”
Bell who has been with CNN for six and a half years currently oversees CNN’s weekend morning shows, 6a – 12p. In that time she has distinguished herself by leading the show teams for anchors T.J. Holmes, Betty Nguyen, Rick Sanchez, Tony Harris, Fredricka Whitfield, Carol Lin and several others. Prior to her time spent in network news she produced in various local markets including Washington, DC, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
"I congratulate Tenisha on the exceptional work she has done and on the incredible work she is about to do," said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "It is vitally important that newsroom managers be from diverse backgrounds and have diverse experiences. Tenisha exemplifies someone who deserves the opportunity to contribute in an even larger way to her company and the journalism landscape.”
Away from the newsroom she is an active leader within NABJ serving as the president of one of the association’s leading chapters, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists.
Bell is also married to fellow NABJ member WGCL CBS Atlanta reporter Craig Bell and the couple has an adorable young son.
NABJ wishes Bell much success on her new role.
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.