Black & Magazine Newswire
The San Diego Association of Black Journalists (SDABJ) names Keith Bryant, as its new board president to serve for the 2021-2023 term. Bryant is currently a news producer at KNSD / NBC 7 San Diego, and has nearly five years of broadcast news experience from Southern California.
Also a meteorologist, Bryant has also worked as a news and weather producer at WVIT-TV / NBC Connecticut in West Hartford and a news producer at KERO-TV in Bakersfield, CA. He graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and from Mississippi State University with a second bachelor’s degree in Operational Meteorology.
“I’m deeply honored and humbled to become the next president of San Diego Association of Black Journalists,” says Bryant. “Since moving to San Diego last year, this chapter has welcomed me in with open arms and shown me what it means to advocate for black journalists. I’m committed to this organization’s mission of strengthening ties among Black journalists, mentoring young journalists, and expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for our community.”
The San Diego Association of Black Journalists (SDABJ) is the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). SDABJ is a 501(c) (3) organization and was founded in 2000 by a small group of journalists and communications professionals, including Jim Trotter, Maria Hunt, Jerry McCormick, Ozzie Roberts, Gil Griffin, Bernie Jones, Samuel Autman, Lisa Lake, Booker Crenshaw, and Kelly Williams. SDABJ has approximately twenty registered members working in print, broadcast, public relations, and academia.
The nonprofit organization’s goals include increasing the number of Black journalists in management positions and encouraging Black journalists to become entrepreneurs. SDABJ works to foster an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by Black journalists, and outstanding achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when it comes to providing balanced coverage of the Black community and society at large. The organization works with high schools and colleges to identify and encourage Black students to become journalists and to diversify faculties and related curriculum, and are also committed to providing informational and training services to the general public. All fundraising efforts go toward academic scholarships and its student training programs such as “Pro for a Day,” a journalism boot camp where students are taught how to produce their own news stories on a variety of platforms under the tutelage of professional journalists. Learn more at www.sdabj.org.