WaPo personal finance columnist Singletary to receive award
Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary will be honored by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for her dedication to improving the lives of others.
Singletary will receive the organization’s Community Service Award during the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala during NABJ’s 35th Annual Convention and Career Fair in San Diego, the largest gathering of minority journalists in the country.
NABJ bestows the Community Service Award to a black journalist who has had a positive impact on the black community outside the normal realm of journalism.
“Michelle is truly worthy of this honor. Through her column and community outreach she uses her gift and knowledge of personal finance to help people break free from debt,” said NABJ President Kathy Y. Times in a statement. “We also called on Michelle to help our members through the trials of industry layoffs and buyouts to help answer their questions about finances. She is always ready and eager to share her wisdom with others.”
Singletary’s syndicated column, “Color of Money,” appears in newspapers across the country. She is an accomplished reporter, author, radio and television host, and educator.
NABJ’s Community Service Award recognizes Singletary’s dedication not only in the newsroom, but in the community that she calls home. For years, Singletary has been called upon to speak at her home church, First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Maryland), under the leadership of Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.
“Michelle has blazed a trail for black women reporting on business news at the highest level,” said Deirdre M. Childress, NABJ’s vice president-print, in a statement. “She is someone I admire — not just for her financial acumen — but for her unfailing willingness to help and assist others.”
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