The newest members are:
Betty Winston Bayé
, Longtime Columnist, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
, First Black Reporter, The Washington Post and Washington Bureau Chief, Jet Magazine
, First Black Woman Credentialed to Cover The White House, The State Department, andCongress (posthumous)
, Longtime Anchorwoman, WNBC-TV
, Legendary Sportswriter, Helped Desegregate Baseball (posthumous)
, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, The Atlanta Journal ConstitutionClick HERE to register.
Betty Winston Bayé
For more than 25 years Betty Bayé worked as a reporter, editor, and editorial page writer at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the only African-American editorialwriter and columnist on staff. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalismalumna is well-regarded for her bold and insightful commentaries on race, equity and justice,and African-American history and culture.
Simeon Booker made history as the first African-American staff reporter at TheWashington Post after having completed a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.Booker who began his career at The Afro-American Newspapers would become bestknown for his incisive coverage of the Civil Rights movement for Jet Magazine. Asidefrom his coverage of this tumultuous time in history Booker was a brilliant politicalreporting on every American president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
In the latter part of her life Alice Dunnigan wrote her autobiography "A Black Woman'sExperience: From Schoolhouse to White House” which chronicled her life growing up inKentucky, where she began her career as a teacher. Later she would become a Washingtoncorrespondent for The Associated Negro Press where her specializing in politics led her tobecome the first African-American woman credentialed to cover The White House, theCongress, and the State Department. Dunnigan also famously covered Harry Truman’spresidential campaign.
Sue Simmons is an iconic anchorwoman whose career took her from New Haven, toBaltimore, to Washington, DC before she headed home to her native New York where shewould anchor the evening news at WNBC-TV, NBC’s flagship station for 32 years.Simmons’ poise, sophistication, sense of humor, and quick wit made her a viewer favorite,and someone who a generation of black broadcasters has sought to emulate.