Veralyn Williams is a Radio Rookies' graduate. Her first story, "Legal Status" was a part of the Mosholu workshop, which was recognized with a George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2005. Since then she has gone on to produce other stories for Rookies, and worked as a Rookies Producer to teach new rookies to do the same. Veralyn has also worked with various departments at WNYC Radio, including news and culture, and produces independent work for her website, VeralynMedia.com. Currently, Veralyn is Managing Editor of Brooklyn Deep, a digital investigative news, analysis, and data website chronicling neighborhood change in Central Brooklyn. Through all of her endeavors, she aims to give a voice to perspectives that are often forgotten in the media.
Veralyn Williams appears in the following:
Friday, June 20, 2014
NPR recently announced that Tell Me More would be cancelled due to financial constraints. As journalist Veralyn Williams put it, it's "The End of NPR's Blackest Show." Brooke talks with Williams and Keith Woods, NPR's VP of Diversity in News and Operations, about the loss and what it means for diversity at NPR.