Board

 

 

Michael J. Feeney, President

Michael J. Feeney, a reporter at the New York Daily News, is the President of the New York Association of Black Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ). He is also is the deputy director for Region I of NABJ and was named NABJ's 'Emerging Journalist of the Year' in 2010. Feeney has been a member of NABJ since he was a freshman at Delaware State University, where he graduated with a degree in Mass Communication in 2005. Feeney aims to increase membership, provide informative programming and advocate on the behalf of black journalists in New York. Feeney, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., has previously worked at The Record in Bergen County, N.J. and The Associated Press in Detroit.

 

Amity Paye, Vice President of Print

Amity Paye, a web editor at the New York Amsterdam News, is the Vice President of Print for the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ).

 

Julie Walker, Vice President of Broadcast

Julie Walker, a correspondent for the Associated Press Radio, is the Vice President of Broadcast of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ). She is an award winning radio, television and print journalist who lives and works in New York. Julie is an AP Radio correspondent and also freelances for CNN, NPR, Washington Post's The Root and various other media outlets. Julie has also been a co-host of Newsweek on Air. She covers business news from the New York Stock Exchange as well as breaking news and general assignment stories from the streets of New York City. Julie began her career as an intern at ABC News in Paris. She spent eight years at NY1 News covering everything from 9/11 to the crash of flight 587 to entertainment. She was also a producer of the Fortune Business Report. Julie is a graduate of Wellesley College.

 

Aaron Morrison, Secretary

Aaron Morrison, a reporter at The Record (of Woodland Park, N.J.), is the Secretary of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ).

Melissa Johnson, Deputy Secretary

Melissa Johnson, a production manager at Vance River Productions, is the Deputy Secretary of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ).

 

Dwight Oestricher, Treasurer

Dwight Oestricher, a copy editor at Dow Jones Newswires, is the Treasurer of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ). A graduate of Brooklyn College, Oestricher turned an internship at the Associated Press into his first journalism job. He was awarded a Columbia University Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in 2006, earning a master's degree in journalism and an education in economics. Oestricher was part of the team that won a Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for coverage of the AOL-Time Warner merger in 2001.

 

Dexter Mullins, Deputy Treasurer

Dexter Mullins, an online news producer at Al Jazeera America, is the Deputy Treasurer for the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ).

 

Madison Joe Gray, Parliamentarian

Madison Gray, a homepage producer at TIME.com, TIME Magazine's website, is the Parliamentarian of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ). He started his career covering his hometown for The Detroit News. Gray jumped into the online side of the business as a producer for NYTimes.com and later as a reporter for the Associated Press. In addition to his involvement with NYABJ, he is the recording secretary of the Brooklyn Alumni chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., where he also serves as a mentor for its Sigma Beta youth program. In 2008, Gray won the NABJ award for Online Feature for his revisiting of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Treye Green, Member-At-Large

Treye Green, a reporter at the International Business Times, is the Member-At-Large of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ).