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Roxanne Jones a Founding Editor of ESPN The Magazine to Speak at WSSU

February 17, 2012
     Roxanne Jones, a founding editor of ESPN The Magazine and former vice president at ESPN, will speak at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the R.J. Reynolds Center room 136 as part of Black History Month activities.
    The event is co-sponsored by WSSU’s Offices of Academic and Student Affairs.
    In her roles at ESPN The Magazine and ESPN, Jones created award-winning programs across television, print and online media platforms, in addition to appearing on air as a lifestyle correspondent. She is the co-author of Say It Loud, the Illustrated History of the Black Athlete and is currently the CEO of Push Marketing Group, a media strategy and content development firm.
    A former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Daily News, Jones has served on the boards of the National Association of Black Journalists and as a trustee at St.-Mary-of the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana.  She is the past board co-chair for the Gay, Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, serving as the first straight ally to lead the group. In addition, she is the recipient of the 2010 Woman of the Year award given by Women in Sports & Entertainment.
    A national lecturer on sports, entertainment and women’s issues, Jones has also appeared across television and radio as a sports and entertainment media expert.
    Jones earned her B.A. in broadcast journalism at Pennsylvania State University and an Executive MBA at UCLA.
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Nancy Young                           Aaron Singleton
Director                                  Director
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