NABJ Salutes Legendary Sports Writer Wendell Smith

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) inducted six legendary journalists into its Hall of Fame, the organization’s highest honor; and presented the Ida B. Wells Award, the annual honor highlighting the achievement of a media executive who has demonstrated a commitment to diversifying the nation’s newsrooms and improving the coverage of people and communities of color.

The ceremony was held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Newseum in downtown Washington, DC. Proceeds of the gala benefit NABJ scholarship and fellowship programs. The program was hosted by Byron Pitts, 60 Minutes, CBS News, and Isha Sesay, CNN International/ Headline News.


Welcome the Sports Journalism Class of 2013

From the Sports Journalism Institute

The Sports Journalism Institute is set to welcome its 20th anniversary class this summer in Columbia, Mo. A group of six men and six women (four African-Americans, four Latinos, three white females and one Asian-American) make up the Class of 2013, which will be in residence at the University of Missouri School of Journalism from May 31-June 8, after which students will move on to internships around the country.

The Class of 2013

(picture above in alphabetical order from top left to right)

Christopher Chavez, Marquette University, sophomore

Salt Lake Tribune

Brandon Theo Dorsey, Hampton University sophomore

Washington Times

Rebecca Fitzgerald, State University of New York at Geneseo, junior

Kansas City Star

Erica A. Hernandez, University of Florida, sophomore

Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale)

Martenzie Johnson, University of Missouri-Columbia, graduate student

Isabelle Khurshudyan, University of South Carolina, junior

Alvaro Ignacio Montaño, University of Houston, senior.

Los Angeles Daily News

Kelly Parsons, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, senior

Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

Caitlin Swieca, University of Missouri at Columbia, junior

Denver Post

Christian Trevino, University of Maryland, College Park, senior

Rhiannon Walker, University of Maryland, College Park, sophomore


Kristian Winfield, Hampton University, junior

Richmond Times-Dispatch


Michelle London moves to CBS 3 Springfield



From CBS 3 Springfield

Michelle London joined the CBS 3 Springfield news team in January 2013 as a Reporter and Digital Media Producer.

Michelle previously worked at ESPN, where she was a Content Editor.  Michelle has also worked at WSLS, News Channel 10 as an Editor.  Before that, she interned at BET in Washington, DC and was a Man-on-the-street for their noon show, Mic-Check.

Michelle grew up in Roanoke Virginia. She graduated from Old Dominion University (ODU), where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.  While there, she was a Radio Personality for WODU (ODU’s radio station).

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.  Michelle’s other favorite past time includes interacting on all social media platforms.

Follow Michelle on Twitter at @mlondon_CBS3.