On Saturday, August 10, 2019, Wanda Lloyd was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Hall of Fame at the annual NABJ Salute to Excellence Gala in Miami. She was presented the Hall of Fame award by Craig Melvin, NBC/MSNBC, Sarah Glover, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, and actress Alfre Woodard. The 2019 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards honors coverage of African/African American people or issues in media.
She was also recently recognized by the Savannah Tribune as a Print Media Trailblazer at their 143rd Anniversary Celebration held in August of last year.
Wanda Lloyd is a 1967 graduate of Savannah’s Beach High School where she worked as the editor of the Beach Beacon. Throughout her career, Lloyd has been an editor at seven daily newspapers before retiring in 2013 from the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser. She served as an associate professor and department chair at Savannah State University (GA) and was the founding executive director of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute at Vanderbilt University (TN). The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute trains people of color seeking mid-career shifts into daily journalism.
Lloyd is also the author of “Coming Full Circle: Jim Crow to Journalism,” a memoir set to be published in early 2020.
For more information on Wanda Lloyd, visit wandalloyd.com.