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nlgja_logoWashington, D.C. – The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association is pleased to announce we’ve added one new member to the board of directors and seven who renewed their commitment to serve. With a recent election and appointment, the national board consists of 14 individuals who represent the organization’s geographic, professional and individual diversity.

The association will continue to be led by President Jen Christensen, CNN, who ran for her first full term. Vice President of Print and Online Sarah Blazucki, Peace Corps also was re-elected.

Trey Graham, a freelance writer, returns to the NLGJA Board.

This year, three at-large directors were re-elected to serve two-year terms: Bil Browning, Bilerico Media, Tyler Chance, Gannett, and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary. Two directors were appointed to one-year terms: Steve Rosen, Star Group, and Matthew Berger, The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Three officers and three directors will continue in their two-year terms that run through 2015:

  • Vice President of Broadcast Ken Miguel, KGO-TV, ABC
  • Treasurer Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Secretary Robin Phillips, Reynolds Center for Business Journalists
  • At-Large Member Sue Green, Arizona State University
  • At-Large Member Rick Stuckey, NBC Chicago
  • At-Large Member Jeff Truesdell, People Magazine

The NLGJA Board of Directors oversees the organization’s mission to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues and oppose all forms of workplace bias.

Directors are elected each year at the National Convention, next year marking it 25th anniversary of NLGJA’s founding, “Coming Home” to San Francisco, September 3-6. Take part in the celebration, register to attend today.

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About the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
NLGJA, the association of LGBT journalists, is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members. For more information on the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, visit the NLGJA website at http://www.nlgja.org.