pan>)--The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates NABJ
President Gregory H. Lee Jr. on his new role as executive sports editor
of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Lee begins the new post
at the end of August, becoming one of three black journalists currently
leading the sports departments at major daily newspapers. He joins Lisa
Bell Wilson of the Buffalo News and Larry Graham of the San
Diego Union- Tribune who are already in the editor ranks.
Lee is leaving the Boston Globe after eight years. He currently
serves as senior assistant sports editor, managing reporters and leading
the sections daily coverage. In 2008, Lee led the sections coverage of
the Boston Celtics championship run and its first NBA title in 20 years
and served the Globe as its lead on-site editor at the Summer Olympic
Games in Beijing.
Before heading to the Globe, Lee was an editor at the Washington Post,
where he held a number of positions during his five-year tenure. Prior
to working at The Post, Lee worked at the Times-Picayune
in New Orleans as a copy editor, later advancing to slot editor, where
he was responsible for designing the sports section and running the
sports desk. Throughout his college years, Lee had worked as an
editorial assistant in the sports department for The Times-Picayune.
Lee is a 1996 graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans.
In his new role, Lee will lead coverage of four professional teams in
South Florida, including the reigning NBA champions the Miami Heat. He
will also lead coverage of the states college programs, more than 300
high schools and the papers digital efforts in sports.
This is a very proud moment for me. I have known Greg since his college
days at Xavier University in New Orleans. I have watched him grow from a
writer, to a copy editor, to an editor and now an executive sports
editor a position that only a few African Americans have reached,
said colleague and mentor Leon H. Carter, the Vice President /Executive
Editor of ESPNNewYork.com. I have also seen him grow from a young
journalist to NABJ president. Along the way, he has done terrific work
at the Sports Journalism Institute, which prepares college students for
sports writing, editing and digital internships. Throughout all this,
Greg always has wanted to be a sports editor and to run his own show.
Now is his time. He will do well in South Florida.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is
the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and
provides career development as well as educational and other support to
its members worldwide. For more: www.nabj.org.
Information Source: Business Wire