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Toolkit Contributors

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) sought the wisdom of a group of accomplished professionals in developing the first phase of this initiative. Some weighed in at various points while others were involved throughout the process. We offer our profound thanks to each contributor for their willingness to assist in this important effort.

Rolando Arrieta

Rolando Arrieta
VP of Broadcast, NAHJ
Manager of News Operations, NPR
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Vincent Barnes

Vincent Barnes
Senior Advisor, Gray Global Advisors
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Melissa Begay

Melissa Begay
Operations Manager, Native Public Media, Inc.
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Chris Berg

Chris Berg
Director of Local Content Development - West, Nextar Broadcasting Group
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Heather Birks

Heather Birks
Executive Director, Broadcast Education Association
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Niala Boodhoo

Niala Boodhoo
Vice President of Broadcast, AAJA; Host/Executive Producer of The 21st, Illinois Public Media
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David Brown

David Brown
ABC News Contributor; Retired Dallas Police Chief
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Marci Burdick

Marci Burdick
Senior Advisor, Schurz Communications
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Kenneth Burns

Kenneth Burns
Reporter, WYPR (NPR), Baltimore, Md.
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Christopher Callahan

Christopher Callahan
Founding Dean, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
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Mike Cavender

Mike Cavender
Executive Director, RTDNA/F
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Kathy Chow

Kathy Chow
Executive Director, Asian American Journalists Association/F
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Terri Cope-Walton

Terri Cope-Walton
News Director, WRTV (Scripps), Indianapolis, In.
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Ellen Crooke

Ellen Crooke
Vice President, News, TEGNA Media
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Erin Dozier

Erin Dozier
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Legal, NAB
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Michelle Duke

Michelle Duke
Vice President, National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF)
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Robert Garcia

Robert Garcia
Executive Producer, Newscasts, National Public Radio (NPR)
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Janice Gin

Janice Gin
Assistant News Director, KRON (Nextstar), San Francisco, Calif.
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Sarah Glover

Sarah Glover
President, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
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Byron Harmon

Byron Harmon
Vice President of News, WNYW
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Robb Hays

Robb Hays
News Director, WAFB-TV (Raycom), Baton Rouge, La.
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Carlton Houston

Carlton Houston
Assistant News Director, WUSA9 (TEGNA), Washington, D.C.
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Rev. Kenny Irby

Rev. Kenny Irby
Community Intervention Director, St. Petersburg Police Department
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Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson
Reporter and Anchor, WUSA9 (TEGNA), Washington, D.C.
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Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson
Correspondent and News Editor, Westwood One News
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Ron Kelley

Ron Kelley
Executive Director of Student Development, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Missouri School of Journalism
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Dave Kirpius

Dave Kirpius
Professor & Dean, University of Missouri School of Journalism
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Gracie Lawson-Borders

Gracie Lawson-Borders
Dean, School of Communications at Howard University
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Mark Lloyd

Mark Lloyd
Clinical Professor of Communications, USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
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Mark Lodato

Mark Lodato
Assistant Dean and Associate General Manager, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
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Michelle Marsh

Michelle Marsh
Anchor, WJLA/ABC 7 (Sinclair), Washington, D.C.
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Barbara Maushard

Barbara Maushard
Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc.
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Patrick McCreery

Patrick McCreery
Vice President of News and Marketing, Meredith Local Media Group
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Mike McMearty

Mike McMearty
Director of News & Programming, WTOP-FM (Hubbard), Washington, D.C.
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Greg Morrison

Greg Morrison
Treasurer, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
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Mike Mullen

Mike Mullen
Vice President, Government Relations, NAB
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Renee Nash

Renee Nash
Director of Information & Public Affairs, WHUR 96.3 FM, Washington, D.C.
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Robert Naylor

Robert Naylor
Consultant, Robert Naylor Coaching & Consulting
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Spencer Overton

Spencer Overton
President, Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
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Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts
Co-Anchor, ABC News "Nightline"
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Syracuse University Broadcast and Digital Journalism Program

Syracuse University Broadcast and Digital Journalism Department
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
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Loris Taylor

Loris Taylor
President & CEO, Native Public Media, Inc.
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Josie Thomas

Josie Thomas
Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS
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Al Tompkins

Al Tompkins
Senior Faculty for Broadcasting, The Poynter Institute
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Benét Wilson

Benét Wilson
Vice President of Digital, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
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Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood
Executive Producer, TEGNA Media News Service
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Kelly Woodard

Kelly Woodard
News Director, WRIC 8News, Richmond, Va.
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Gary Wordlaw

Gary Wordlaw
News Director, NBC/FOX duopoly WVLA/WGMB-TV (Nexstar), Baton Rouge, La.
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NAB Leadership

Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith
President and CEO, NAB
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Chris Ornelas

Chris Ornelas
Chief Operating Officer, NAB
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Marcellus Alexander

Marcellus Alexander
Executive Vice President of Television, NAB, and President of NAB Education Foundation
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Michelle Lehman

Michelle Lehman
Executive Vice President, Marketing, NAB
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Rick Kaplan

Rick Kaplan
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Legal, NAB
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Curtis LeGeyt

Curtis LeGeyt
Executive Vice President, Government Relations, NAB
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Dennis Wharton

Dennis Wharton
Executive Vice President, Communications, NAB
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Facilitator

Anne Palmer

Anne Palmer
Chief Executive Officer, Palmer Group, LLC
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