Kathy Times was elected president of The National Association of Black Journalists during its recent convention and jobfair in Tampa, Fl. Times has been elected the 18th president of the 3,200-member organization. Also elected to serve for the 2009-11 term are Vice President-Print Deirdre M. Childress of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Vice President-Broadcast Bob Butler of KCBS Radio in San Francisco.
Times, an anchor for WDBD-TV in Jackson, Miss., won the election with 325 votes or 57 percent of the vote, defeating opponent Angelo Henderson, a Radio One Talk Show Host, writer and president of Angeloink, LLC.
Times, who completes a term as vice president- broadcast, replaces current President Barbara Ciara, managing editor/ anchor for WTKR in Norfolk, Va.
A total of 12 board members were chosen by the membership to lead the organization for the next two years. Board members re-elected for a second term in uncontested races include Treasurer Gregory Lee Jr., Parliamentarian Tonju Francois, Region III Director Ken Knight, Region V Director Cindy George, and Associate Representative Aprill O. Turner.
Katina Revels won a first term in an unopposed race for Region I Director. Winning re-election in a contested race was Region II Director Charles Robinson III, and winning a first term in Region IV was Keith Reed. CNN analyst Roland Martin was elected secretary in another contested race.
Georgia Dawkins, a student at Florida A&M University, was elected Student Representative.