Julie Walker, a correspondent for the Associated Press Radio, is the President 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 is an award-winning New York-based multimedia journalist, and is currently a senior staff writer covering social justice at Mic.com in New York City. Aaron has been a writer at The Record of Bergen County, a newspaper in northern New Jersey, the Daily Record (Gannett) in Morristown, N.J. and the Associated Press. He has also been a freelance United Nations correspondent for the Miami Herald. Aaron previously held the position of NYABJ Secretary, 2014-2016.
Carol J. Kelly, a communications specialist at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), is the NYABJ Parliamentarian. She has extensive experience as a copy editor, news editor and staff writer at top news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Newsday and Gannett. Carol was part of the editing team that helped The Journal win a Pulitzer Prize for its 9/11 coverage. In 2014, her profile of a deaf basketball player who played for the U.S. at the Deaflympics in Bulgaria won an NYABJ award for best feature story. Carol co-edited several anthologies of personal essays written by and for teenagers. She contributed her own stories to Venturing in Italy: Travels in Puglia, Land between Two Seas, a book of travel essays. A native of Jamaica, Kelly considers herself bicultural—both Caribbean and American—and brings a multicultural perspective to storytelling. Twitter: @cjkel