Thursday, September 27, 2007

Alumni Strike: Kathy Times

Florida A&M University alumni seem to be making news everyday.

FAMU grad Kathy Times was elected the new vice president of broadcast for the National Association of Black Journalist.

“I’m excited about serving an organization with an incredible history,” said Times. “This is a dream come true. I look forward to enriching the lives of professional journalists and aspiring journalists and making a positive impact on the communities that we serve.”

With more than 3,300 members, NABJ members gathered in Las Vegas for the organization’s 32nd Annual Convention and Career Fair and in an election in August elected Times to serve a two-year term.

Times, an investigative reporter with WVTM in Birmingham, Ala., obtained her undergraduate degree in journalism and computer information systems at FAMU and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She serves as the treasurer of the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists, an affiliate chapter of NABJ.

An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation and provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide. NABJ is based on the University of Maryland campus in Adelphi, Maryland.

1 comment:

Georgia said...

I was there when they called her name. It was an awesome feeling! knowing that she is a rattler gave me security about the state of NABJ.