Phyllis Fletcher is an editor for KUOW Public Radio in Seattle, a member station of National Public Radio. She earned a master?s degree in communication and a fellowship in demography from the University of Washington. She also holds a bachelor?s degree in psychology from Columbia University. Her journalism honors include the 2006 award for radio commentary from the National Association of Black Journalists, a fellowship with NPR, and several awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Pacific Northwest region of the Society for Professional Journalists. Phyllis won her first journalism award for a report she produced as an intern, about racial discrimination that happens over the phone.
William A. “Bill” Hilliard was the first black editor of the Portland Oregonian, the largest daily newspaper in Oregon, and the first black president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Hilliard, one of four children, was born May 28, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, to Ruth and Felix Hilliard. His … Read MoreWilliam A. Hilliard (1927-2017)