In her own words: Dorothy Tucker reflects on her NABJ Presidency

Dorothy Tucker
Dorothy Tucker

By Lentheus Chaney

NABJ Monitor

The full podcast interview with Dorothy Tucker is below.

Dorothy Tucker, President of the National Association of Black Journalists, is stepping down after her second two-year term.

Tucker, a CBS Chicago investigative reporter, says she has high hopes for the organization’s future.

“I would like to see more partnerships. I think there are companies out there who once they know and understand the importance of NABJ, they will be more than happy to support the programming that we have,” Tucker said. “So, I want to find new sponsors who are ready to help NABJ.”

Tucker previously served as NABJ’s Vice President of Broadcast and has held positions of leadership in NABJ local chapters in Denver, Memphis and Pittsburgh. She is a member of the board of directors for her Chicago chapter.

Tucker says she has many fond memories of her presidency, but her interactions with NABJ members are the most memorable.

“I think perhaps most of the highlights were the exchanges that I had with students or with young journalists,” Tucker said. “The conversations that I had are probably the most memorable.”

As Tucker prepares to leave office, presidential candidates Tre’Velle Anderson and Ken Lemon continue to campaign for the position.

The polls close on Aug. 4, 2023, at 5 P.M. Central Standard Time.

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