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George E. Curry is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and BlackPressUSA.com. His weekly column is syndicated by NNPA to more than 200 African-American newspapers, with a combined readership of 15 million.
He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who Among Black Americans, and Outstanding Young Men of America. He is the author of Jake Gaither: America's Most Famous Black Coach (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1977), editor of The Affirmative Action Debate (Perseus Books, 1996), editor of The Best of Emerge, (Ballantine Books, 2003) and editor of an anthology tentatively titled, Fit to Print? Jayson Blair, the New York Times and Twenty-First Century Journalism, to be published in late summer or early fall. Curry also contributed to Walter Mosley’s anthology, Black Genius: African American Solutions To African American Problems (W.W. Norton, 1999).
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Curry graduated from Druid High School of that city and attended Knoxville College in Tennessee, Harvard and Yale. At Knoxville, Curry was editor of the school paper, quarterback and co-captain of the football team and a member of the school's Board of Trustees. In 1986, he wrote and served as chief correspondent for the widely praised television documentary, “Assault on Affirmative Action,” which was aired as part of the "Frontline" series on PBS. He was featured in a segment of "One Plus One," a national PBS documentary on mentoring that was first televised in 1989.
In 1996, Curry was part of the weeklong Nightline special, "America in Black and White." He has also appeared on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, The Today Show, 20/20, Good Morning America, CNN, C-SPAN, BET, Fox Network News and MSNBC. The National Association of Black Journalists named Curry its 2003 "Journalist of the Year." He is on the NABJ’s list of Most Influential Black Journalists of the 20th Century.
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