Bobbi-Jeanne Misick, Reporter: Gulf States Newsroom

36m | Feb 7, 2023

On today’s show we’re joined by Bobbi-Jeanne Misick. She is the justice, race, and equity reporter for the Gulf States Newsroom, a collaboration between NPR and radio stations in WWNO and WRKF in Louisiana, WBHM in Alabama, and Mississippi Public Radio working with NPR. She has previously been an editor and writer for Essence and a reporter and producer in the Caribbean.

Bobbi-Jeanne talked how the September 11 terrorist attack influenced her career decision to become a journalist and discussed her career path.

She discussed three stories she’s worked on in detail – producing an interview with the Washington D.C. Sniper early in her career, writing about laws enacted to prohibit hair discrimination in the workplace, a thorough examination of how Cameroonians seeking asylum were being treated poorly by the justice system.

Bobbi-Jeanne’s salutes: John Washington and Jim Mustian

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