Bryan Monroe is the Verizon Chair professor at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC). He is the former editor of CNNPolitics.com, where he was leading the editorial planning and content strategy for CNN’s online and mobile political coverage from the network’s DC Bureau.
Monroe is a former president of NABJ, the National Association of Black Journalists. Also, while at Knight-Ridder in 2005, he helped lead the team in Biloxi, MS, that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was a visiting professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Prior to his professorship at Northwestern, Monroe served as Vice President and Editorial Director at Ebony and Jet magazines in Chicago. At the magazines, he led the coverage of the 2008 presidential elections and conducted the first interview with then President-elect Barack Obama following his November victory; and also had the last major interview with pop star Michael Jackson before his death in 2007.
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