Great Names in Milwaukee’s Black Press

February 25, 2021


The Late Nathan Conyers, Founder, The Christian Times and The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper
Dr. Mary Ellen Shadd-Strong, Publisher, Milwaukee Community Journal
Patricia Pattillo, Founder, CEO and Publisher, Milwaukee Community Journal
Robert J. Thomas, Co-founder, Milwaukee Community Journal
Jerrell Jones, Publisher, Milwaukee Courier
Linda Jackson-Cocroft, Publisher, Black Women 50+
Lynda Jackson Conyers, Publisher, The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper
Ken Lumpkin, Publisher, Insider News, Racine
The Late Eugene Releford, Founder, The Chronicle, Beloit
The Late Betty Franklin-Hammond, Publisher, The Madison Times
The Late J. Anthony Josey, Founder, Wisconsin Weekly Blade, Madison
Henry Sanders, Publisher & CEO, Madison 365
The Late Milele Chikasa Anana, Publisher, UMOJA Magazine
R. Thomas, Publisher, The Racine Star Times

Print Journalists
The Late Mattiebelle Woods, Social Journalist, Milwaukee Courier
The Late Jay Gilmer, Journalist
The Late Dr. James Cameron, Journalist
The Late Lynda L. Jones-Reyes, Editor-In-Chief, Milwaukee Courier
Linda Presberry, Journalist
Virginia Williams, Journalist
Jacquelyn D. Heath, Editor, The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper
Jill Williams, Senior Editor-Features, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
D.L. Davis, Multiplatform Producer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Talis Shelbourne, Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mark Stewart, Prep Sports Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Late Gregory Stanford, Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
James Causey, Columnist and Speaker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Late Felicia Thomas Lynn, Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tannette Johnson-Elie, Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Late Leonard Sykes, Journalist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sherman Williams, Assistant Managing Editor, Visual Journalism, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Berford Gammon, Director of Photography, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Angela Peterson, Photo Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mikel Holt, Editor & Columnist, Milwaukee Community Journal
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Journalist, Milwaukee Journal
Dr. Shirley Moutry, Columnist, Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper
Clarene Mitchell, Freelance Journalist, Educator & Social Media Trainer
Thomas E. Mitchell, Editor-In-Chief, Milwaukee Community Journal
Rev. Judith Lester, Columnist, The Christian Times & Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper
Rev. Dr. Hugh Davis, Columnist, The Christian Times
Katherine Hicks, Writer, Milwaukee Journal
Kathy Gaillard, Journalist and Public Relations
Dr. Lillian Hunter Johnson, Columnist, for the Christian Times

The Late Harry Kemp, Photographer
Yvonne Kemp, Photographer
Pat Robinson, Photographer
Kim Robinson, Photographer
Robert Bell, Photographer
The Late Dennis Williams, Photographer
Cermachiavelli Hibbler, Photographer
Willie Mitchell, Retired Photographer


CBS 58 – Winnie Dortch, Reporter; Kim Shine, Reporter; Amanda Porterfield, Anchor; Darius Joshua, Sports Reporter

Today’s TMJ4 – Tony Atkins, Reporter; Ryan Jenkins, Reporter; Taylor Lumpkin, Multimedia Journalist; Shannon Sims, Anchor; Carole Meekins, Anchor; Vivian King, Retired Anchor; Bill Taylor, Retired Anchor; Elise Grant-Taylor, Retired Managing Editor; The Late Lynise Weeks, Reporter; Rod Burks, Sports Anchor/Reporter

Fox 6 Milwaukee – Aaron Maybin, Reporter; Gabrielle Mays, Reporter; Brhett Vickery, Multimedia Journalist; Derica Williams, Reporter and Anchor; Cassandra McShepard, Real Milwaukee co-host; Kim Murphy, Anchor; Mary Stoker Smith, Anchor; Beverly Taylor, Former Anchor

WISN TV12 – Derrick Rose, Anchor/Reporter; Toya Washington, Anchor; Dwight E. Moss, Senior Newscast Director; Melinda Davenport, Former Anchor; The Late Mike Anderson, Reporter; Sheldon Dutes, Former Anchor; Eleanor Hayes, Former Anchor; DeMarco Morgan, Former Anchor; Ben Hart, Former News Director

Milwaukee Public Television – PBS
Portia Young, Host, 10 Thirty-Six, Earl Arms, Host, Black Nouveau; Walter Harvey, formerly at PBS; Everett Marshburn, Producer, Black Nouveau; Liddie Collins, Producer; Joanne Williams, Journalist, Filmmaker & Former PBS Host, Black Nouveau; Faithe Colas, Former PBS Host,Black Nouveau and Public Relations; Patricia Davis, MPTV 10/36; Denise Callaway, Reporter WTMJ-TV; former Host of 4th Street Forum & co-host InterCHANGE

Matthew Johnson, Program Developer for Strive Media


Andrea Williams, On Air Host and Executive Producer, WJMR Radio, WVTV-WCGV Television
Don Rosette, WMCS Radio, Retired
Ella Smith, WMCS Radio, Retired
Earl Ingram, WMCS Radio
Jerrell Jones, Courier Communications/WNOV Radio
The Late O.C. White, WAWA Radio
The Late Dr. Bop, WAWA Radio
The Late Eric Von, WMCS Radio
The Late Willie Davis, All Pro Broadcasting
Teran Powell, Reporter, WUWM
LaToya Dennis, Reporter and Producer, WUWM