Black History Month

 In honor of Black History Month, NABJ-SU members will acknowledge Journalists of Color, both past and present, who have broken ground to reshape the current landscape of practitioners in the field. 


Jim Vance (WEB)“Journalist Recognition Series: Jim Vance”

Born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, Jim Vance probably never imagined he would be one of the faces of the evening news in the Nation’s Capital. Read his full biography here.

Robyn Roberts IG “Journalist Recognition Series: Robin Roberts”

Robin Roberts is the host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and renowned American television broadcaster. Roberts started her on air broadcast career after obtaining a scholarship at Southeastern Louisiana University. At Southeastern Louisiana University, she was one of the most outstanding female basketball players in school history. Read her full biography here



Kathy Times (IG)“Journalist Recognition Series: Kathy Times”

Kathy Times is the President of Yellow Brick Media Concepts, a public relations, marketing campaign, and crisis communications firm. Previously, she served as the President and CEO of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Transitioning from print journalism after gaining her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism… Read her full biography here


Ashley M. Williams (IG)“Journalist Recognition Series: Ashley M. Williams”

In today’s media landscape, journalists are expected to dabble in multiple mediums. In the four short years since her graduation, Ashley M. Williams has developed a formula to innovatively cover journalistic stories, social media and entrepreneurship with the exact same accuracy.

“I have always been a curious person,” said the University of Southern California grad… Read her full biography here


Al Orendorff (IG)

“Journalist Recognition Series: Al Orendorff”

Like many college students, Al Orendorff did not stick with his initial major. He began in meteorology, but made the switch when he got a taste of the journalism pie. He worked in radio and television on campus at Illinois State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications in 1977…Read his full biography here


MikeTirico (IG)“Journalist Recognition Series: Mike Tirico”

Mike Tirico is currently an announcer on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Former alumnus of Syracuse University, he graduated in 1988 and began his career working at Syracuse’s CBS affiliate WTVH-TV for four years.

Tirico moved directly to ESPN, becoming a SportsCenter anchor…Read his full biography here