January 16, 2004
KMOV channel 4 anchor/reporter Vickie Newton named NABJ regional director
St. Louis, MO -- Vickie Newton is the new Regional Director of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
Newton was appointed to the position by NABJ President Herbert Lowe. She will represent NABJ members in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska on the association's 19-member national board of directors. In this role, Newton will represent other black journalists, helping them advance and gain influence in the industry.
"It is my pleasure to join the Board of Directors for the National Association of Black Journalists as its Director for Region VIII," said Newton. "I look forward to working with the organization's leadership and its members to strive to attain the ideals of the organization, founded 28 years ago."
An advocacy group established in Washington, D.C., in 1975, the NABJ is the largest organization of black journalists in the world and provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide. Newton will officially join the board as a director at its winter meeting, held January 16-18, 2004. She has been a member of the organization for over 10 years.
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