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NABJ Announces Melanie Eversley as Executive Editor of Its Soon-to-Launch News Platform

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has announced longtime member and veteran reporter Melanie Eversley as the new Executive Managing Editor for the soon-to-launch NABJ Black News and Views (BNV) platform.

Eversley will oversee content, personnel and other resources earmarked for BNV. Once launched later this year, BNV will make history as NABJ’s first-ever digital news platform focused on issues and perspectives relevant to the Black community. 

“It has been a vision of our organization for several years to launch our own news platform,” said NABJ President Dorothy Tucker. “Melanie’s experience and passion for storytelling will help enhance the work BNV staff and the NABJ Board have already been doing behind the scenes to realize that vision.”

“We are excited to welcome Melanie to the team we are building at BNV,” added Drew Berry, NABJ Executive Director. 

Eversley is an award-winning multimedia journalist with expertise in national politics, race, criminal justice and breaking news. Her career has spanned stellar coverage of all news formats, from developments spurred by the death of George Floyd to the Boston Marathon bombing. 

She previously contributed to the BNV team as a writer preparing content for the platform’s launch. Currently an independent writer based in New York City, her past roles include Washington correspondent (Atlanta Journal-Constitution); breaking news and national reporter (USA Today); race relations, statehouse and municipal reporter (Detroit Free Press); news writer (WPIX); and interim editor (Urban Faith Magazine).

Eversley’s work has also appeared in/on The Undefeated, National Geographic,,, NBC News/NBCBLK, The Grio, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Gannett News Service, ESSENCE, and Edible New Jersey. She has volunteered for multiple years with NABJ as a program co-chair for several of its past conventions and as immediate past chair of its Board of Directors elections committee.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a master’s from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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