Diversity Board

Welcome to the APSE Diversity Board. APSE maintains this board of diverse sports journalists as a potential aid to hiring editors. We encourage diverse journalists to list themselves here (there is no charge). For questions about the board, contact Jorge Rojas, APSE Diversity Committee chair, at  jrojas@miamiherald.com.




APSE Diversity Board Entries


John Devine, assistant sports editor, The Miami Herald; University of Central Florida; jdevine@miamiherald.com

Ralph Diaz, copy editor; rdiaz1187@yahoo.com

Keith Jenkins, assistant sports editor, Kentucky New Era, 2 y.o.s.; BA in Journalism, University of Cincinnati; Kienkins04@yahoo.com 

Forest Lee, editor, 23 y.o.s; blak4rest@aol.com

Gregory Lee, senior assistant sports  editor, The Boston Globe, 18 y.o.s.; Bachelors; gleejr9472@gmail.com

Kyle Means, copy/web editor, reporter, 4 y.o.s.;  kmeansit@gmail.com

Alex Mena, deputy sports editor, The Miami Herald; amena@miamiherald.com

Gautham Negesh, boxing editor, Stiff Jab, 5 y.o.s.; American Studies, Cornell University; editor@stiffjab.net

Mark Pargas, staff editor-features, The New York Times, 27 y.o.s.; BA in Journalism, Maryland Institue; denverspurs@gmail.com

Brandon Parker, associate editor, ESPN HS; BA in Journalism- UNC, MA in Journalism –Northwestern; bparker06@gmail.com

Jorge Rojas, executive sports editor, The Miami Herald; University of Florida; jrojas@miamiherald.com

Danyelle White, assistant sports editor, Salt Lake Tribune, 5 y.o.s.; dwhite@sltrib.com



 Zuri Berry, sports producer/writer, The Boston Globe/Boston.com, 5 y.o.s.; California State University;  zuri@zuriberry.com

Kareem Copeland, sports specialist (Green Bay Packers), Gannet, 9 y.o.s.; University of Michigan kmarcel.copeland@yahoo.com 

Andre Fernandez, high schools editor/writer; University of Miami; a1fernandez@miamiherald.com

Steven Gaither, journalist, freelance; BA of Mass Communications, Winston-Salem State University; stevenjgaither@yahoo.com 

Edward Harbour, sports writer, Santa Barbra New-Press, 12 y.o.s.; AA; harbour@gmail.com

Monica Holland, writer, Fayetteville Publishing Co., 9 y.o.s.; B.S. in English; hollandm@fayobsserver.com

Jason Jones, senior writer (NBA/NFL), The Sacramento Bee, 9 y.o.s.; MA in Journalism, UC Berkeley; deadlineque@gmail.com 

Kimberley Martin, sports reporter, Newsday, 4 y.o.s.; BA Wesleyan University, MA- Syracuse University; kimberley.a.martin@gmail.com

Chris Murray, freelance writer, Philadelphia Sunday Sun, 27 y.o.s.; MA in Journalism at Michigan State , MA Political Science, African American Studies at Temple University;  csmsu06@yahoo.com

Shannon Owens, columnist, Orlando Sentinel, 8 y.o.s.;  University of Texas; sjowens@orlandosentinel.com

Carron Phillips, sports writer; carron.phillips@gmail.com

Duane Rankin, columnist, Erie Time-News, 17 y.o.s.; BA Marshall Universityranktime@gmail.com

Marcus Vanderberg, online producer, Viacom, 5 y.o.s.; Hofstra University; marcusvanderberg@gmail.com

Francesca Weems, sports reporter, IMG Worldwide, 1 y.o.s.; BA in Mass communications, UC Berkeley fweems@gmail.com

Freddie Willis, sports writer, freelance, 17 y.o.s.; Oral Roberts University; fredwillisstepp@yahoo.com

Tony Williams, sports reporter, Metro New York, 13 y.o.s; BA in communications-Journalism;  twilliams@basketballbeat.com

Nubyjas Wilborn, online producer, 6 y.o.s.; BA in journalism, Clark Atlanta University;  nubyjaswilborn@gmail.com



Ty Hardamon, communication, 1 y.o.s., BA from Central State University (pursuing master's at Hofstra); tyhardmonjr@gmail.com

Alex Prewitt, student, 6 y.o.s.; Tufts University, alexanderprewitt@gmail.com Jordan Sevems, student, 4 y.o.s.; jsevems1@gmail.com

Justin Walters, student, 1 y.o.s., La Salle University; jrwh22@gmail.com



 Sharee Graham, NFLPA/How We Live; BS in Communications and Education, 5 y.o.s.; S2nfl@yahoo.com

 D. Jones, Admin, 10 y.o.s; dlj20@hotmail.com

Diversity Board

Date postedJob(s) wantedContact
2/18/15APSE seeks Diversity Fellow sponsors

APSE’s Diversity Fellows program needs your support. Here’s how anyone can help.

9/22/14Diversity Fellowship Program application deadline extended to Oct. 1

The deadline for applications to the 2014-15 APSE Diversity Fellowship Program has been extended to Oct. 1. The program is an in-depth, nine-month course of study for working, mid-career professionals who are interested in pursuing a path as a manager (typically a sports editor, assistant sports editor or sports reporter) in sports journalism.

8/21/14NABJ, NAHJ conventions feature sports talent

The National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists held their annual national conventions earlier this month, and not surprisingly, sports journalists were at the forefront.

1/23/14AWSM, LANG are latest Diversity Fellowship sponsors

By Jorge Rojas Miami Herald Let's give a big hand to the latest sponsors of APSE's Diversity Fellowship Program: the Association for Women in Sports Media and the Los Angeles News Group. AWSM donated $750 and LANG kicked in $500 to bring APSE's total to $3,750 so far for 2013-14. They join Digital First Media, […]

1/23/14Diversity fellows bond in Indy

(From left to right: Johanna Huybers, Marcus Vanderberg, Emily Horos and Erik Horne)  By Jorge Rojas Miami Herald A fun and productive Diversity Weekend in cold, snowy Indianapolis came to a close Sunday as the 2013-14 class of APSE Diversity Fellows braved the elements to meet in person and take part in a variety of workshops and […]

10/8/13Outreach: APSE Day at Hampton University set for Nov. 13

APSE Day at Hampton University is set for Nov. 13 and will be held in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast region meeting.

10/16/12Diversity Day scheduled for Hampton

APSE's Diversity Day at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism on the campus of Hampton University will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14. This is the fifth year for the program in which APSE members participate in a day of learning targeted for students at Hampton. Nick Mathews of the Houston Chronicle will moderate a […]

10/8/12Meet the 2012 APSE Diversity Fellows

A sports writer/copy editor from Wichita, a “do-everything” copy editor in Los Angeles, a sports desk copy chief in Fayetteville, N.C., and an NBA columnist in Miami are the members of the 2012 class for the APSE Diversity Fellowship. Meet them.

8/27/12Deadline is Sept. 19 for Diversity Fellowship Program

APSE is accepting applications for its Diversity Fellowship Program, an in-depth, nine-month course of study for working, mid-career professionals who are interested in pursuing a path as a manager (typically a sports editor or assistant sports editor) in sports journalism. This training program, which prepares Fellows to be candidates for such positions, is underwritten by APSE and its partners, and there is no cost to the Fellows.



Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

The Oklahoman

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

First Vice President

Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

Second Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

John Bednarowski, sports editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, was elected to a two-year term as APSE's third vice president in 2014.

John Bednarowski

Third Vice President
Marietta Daily Journal

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Aug 6, 2012Third Vice President’s column: Reach out to smaller papers that are not APSE members

  By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News   First, let me extend my thanks and appreciation to those who elected me to this position and to all the old friends I got to see and new friends I got to meet at the Summer Conference in Chicago. The Third Vice President’s […]

Jul 28, 2012President’s column: The time is now to invest in the future of APSE

Sponsoring a student through APSE’s new Student Outreach Initiative is a great way to give back to the organization and the future of sports journalism. APSE President Gerry Ahern calls on APSE members to recruit and sponsor one college student as a member of the organization. The students can come from your alma mater or your coverage area. The $25 fee will give the students access to the minds and events that will shape the future of sports journalism.