Charlayne Hunter-Gault

 

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an award winning journalist with more than 50 years in the industry, extending her work to all media at various times. Hunter-Gault joined NPR in 1997 after 20 years with PBS, where she worked as substitute anchor and national correspondent for The NewsHour . She began her journalism career as a reporter for the New Yorker, to which she still contributes and then worked as a local news anchor for NBC/ WRC-TV in Washington, D.C.During her 10 years as a reporter for The New York Times, she also opened its  Harlem Bureau and served as its Bureau Chief. In 2005, she returned to NPR as a special correspondent after six years as CNN’s Johannesburg bureau chief and correspondent. For the paste three years, she has focused on solutions to racism in an ongoing series for the NewHour called “Race Matters.” Her  numerous honors include two Emmy awards and two Peabody awards. Her first book, “In My Place,” is an autobiography that details her desegregation of the University of Georgia in 1961. Her second, “To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement” was written for young readers. Her most recent book is the ebook “Corrective Rape: Discrimination, Assault, Sexual Violence, and Murder Against South Africa’s L.G.B.T. Community.” She has been inducted into  both the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame as well as the the Atlanta Press Club’s. She has also received the  Washington Press Club Foundations Lifetime Achievement Award.

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